Good Morning, HR
Good Morning, HR
Jan 6, 2022
Workplace Wellness and Vaccines
Play • 27 min

Johnette Van Eeden and Mike Coffey discuss how employers’ attitudes toward employee wellness has changed over the last two decades due to changes in financial incentives, regulations making outcome-based programs more difficult for employers to implement, and healthcare reform.

They also talk about how an employer can establish a baseline for measuring their employee population’s health and interventions that employers can implement to encourage healthier lifestyles.

They also discuss vaccine mandates, booster shots, Covid variants, and breakthrough Covid cases.


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About our Guest:

Johnette Van Eeden is the CEO of Star Wellness, a leading national provider of on-site medical screening and biometric services in the US, helping organizations control healthcare costs by alerting individuals to undetected health conditions. 

She has also been at the forefront of Covid vaccine distribution both at her clinic and in workplaces across North Texas. 

She’s the author of Solving the Big FAT Puzzle: How to Create a Sustainable Solution That Works for YOU! and Navigating Wellness: Creating an Effective Strategy for Cost Containment.

Johnette can be reached at https://starwellnessusa.com or 800-685-5572.

About Mike Coffey:

Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.

In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.

Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.

Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year

Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year.

Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteers with the SHRM Texas State Council.

Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.

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