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5 Topics to Communicate to Employees in October

Fall is in full swing: leaves are beginning to change, kids are busy planning their Halloween costumes, and for many of us, there may even be a chill in the air. October brings with it national campaigns like Breast Cancer Awareness and Cyber Security. It also brings the start of cold and flu season. There’s a lot happening this month, so curl up with a pumpkin spice latte and read on for our recommendations of what to communicate to employees in October!

1. Breast Cancer Awareness Month & National Mammography Day


According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is key in the fight against the disease. Use National Mammography Day on October 18th to educate employees on the importance of screenings.

Sample Content: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Mammography Day

2. National Fire Prevention Month


Remind employees to check the batteries in their smoke detectors, and encourage them to make a fire escape plan with their family. These two things can play a big part in helping everyone remain safe should a fire start in the home.

Sample Content: Fire Prevention Month

3. National Cyber Security Awareness Month


Now is a great time to share cyber security tips with employees like how to create strong passwords and use two-factor authentication. This is also a great time to promote Identity Theft and Credit Protection Insurance.

Sample Content: Cyber Security Awareness Month, Password Tips, Two-Factor Authentication, Benefit Spotlight

4. Flu Shots & Cold Prevention


October is the start of cold and flu season. Now is the time to promote flu shots and share tips for staying healthy. Remind employees of the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu and invite them to participate in any flu shot clinics that you may be offering on-site.

Sample Content: Flu Shots, On-Site Flu Shot Clinic, Tips for Cold Prevention

5. Timely Wellness Tips


With Halloween candy and pumpkin spice lattes around every corner, it’s hard not to overindulge! Share nutrition and fitness tips to help your employees stay on track while still enjoying the season.

Sample Content: Fall Fitness Challenge, Healthy Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Halloween Budget Challenge, Curbing Candy Consumption, Halloween Mindfulness Challenge

And that’s our recommendation of what to communicate in October!

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