Employee Wellness Blog

How to Promote Wellness in Your Company

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Feb 06, 2017

There are lots of things you need to do to have a successful employee wellness program. Not only does your program need to be simple, fun and engaging. But you also don’t want employees to think that the new wellness program is just a fad that will slowly fade away after six months. You want them to take your program seriously and know that wellness is here to stay. You want them to be intrigued and excited. But how can you reach your employees?

Luckily, we are here to help! Follow these tips to effectively promote wellness in your company:

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10 Must-Haves for a Remarkable Wellness Portal [Free Guide]

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Wellness portals are not a new discovery. However, advances in technology have helped a wellness program become more accessible, engaging, and effective through a portal. A wellness portal is an online tool you can use to implement, manage, and track your wellness program. It serves as a platform that can be customized to your employees and the goals of your program.

Wellness portals are an extremely effective and useful tool for managing a wellness program. When designed and implemented properly, a wellness portal will help engage employees, encourage healthy behavior, and drive visitors. It should also help simplify the overall process of your wellness program for both the employer and the employee.

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How Effective Communication Can Save Your Wellness Program

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

So you’ve created a wellness program – complete with incentives, challenges, screenings, and a portal. It has all of the features it needs to succeed. However, you’ve been noticing that employees are not excited about the program and participation is lower than expected. This could be because your wellness program does not have the proper foundation in place – and this foundation is communication. 

Effective wellness communication serves as the primary building block for behavior change and measurable progress. Your employees will not succeed–or even become interested in the wellness program–without a communication plan in place. If communication hasn’t been a focus of your wellness program plan, it’s time to shine the spotlight back on your wellness communication strategies.

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10 Signs Your Company Should Invest in Wellness

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Employee wellness is a hot topic in America right now. With more and more companies implementing employee wellness programs, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits and positive outcomes of focusing on employee health.

If you do not have a current wellness program in place for your employees, your company is missing an area of opportunity for your employees. An employee wellness program could be your ticket to happier and healthier employees.

Still on the fence about starting a wellness program? Here are ten signs that it might be time for your company to invest a wellness program of your own:

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Finding the Right Wellness Incentives to Motivate Your Employees

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

One of the most important parts of starting a wellness program is determining how you will inspire employees to participate and begin the journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Incentives are excellent motivators to help get employees started and keep them on the right track. They also help to add some extra fun to make achieving wellness seem less intimidating.

To get employees to take the plunge into their new wellness program, you will need to craft an incentive plan that will positively impact employee participation as well as spark some enthusiasm too. Employees that are excited about their wellness program and the perks that come with it will be more likely to work towards a healthier lifestyle, and as a result, you can expect a positive ROI.

Incentives are a great way to increase employee participation, motivation, and engagement, but which incentives will be right for you and your employees?

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Why Your Company Should Host an Employee Wellness Day

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Maybe the idea of a health fair doesn’t exactly leave your employees squirming at their desks with anticipation. However, the idea of a work day full of helpful education, free resources, and fun certainly will! An Employee Wellness Day is a spin on a traditional health fair, and your company will reap benefits from hosting one. This is an interactive and fun event that should be all about your employees and creating a culture of wellness.

Hosting an Employee Wellness Day is guaranteed to inspire, educate, and engage employees. This type of event will give your employees a much-needed break–and it’s a great way to start off the New Year. There are many ways to revamp an old-school health fair and personalize it for your employees. Here are just some of the many benefits your company will receive from hosting and Employee Wellness Day and tips to help you make it an incredible experience:

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5 Questions an HR Pro Should Ask to Improve their Wellness Program

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Much like living a healthy lifestyle, a wellness program is never a finished project. It takes dedication and ongoing commitment to keep your program thriving. There are always areas for improvement and opportunity. A wellness program should adjust over time to continually compliment employees’ needs, changes, and successes.

As an HR professional, you have a strong voice in your company’s wellness program. You have the power to strengthen and implement positive change in your employees’ journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Assessing your wellness program identifies any areas of weakness and opens up room for improvement. Be sure to ask these five essential questions to improve your wellness program:

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Wellness Essentials for Small Businesses (New Ebook)

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

For small businesses, having a worksite wellness program is no longer an added bonus. Small business owners are adopting wellness programs to reduce health insurance costs, recruit and retain employees, and create a healthy workforce.

The good news, is you don’t need millions upon millions of dollars set aside in a wellness budget. All it takes to be successful in wellness is to tailor what you’re doing to what your employees need.

In our new ebook for worksite wellness professionals at small companies, Wellness Essentials for Small Businesses, we take a look at the logistics of a solid employee wellness program. 

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Here’s How to Tell if Your Employees Are Engaged with Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Nobody will argue the fact that employee engagement is important. What they will argue, though, is how you can go about boosting employee engagement in your workplace and in your wellness program.

There has been lots of research done, and there are lots of recommendations and best practices for building up an engaged workforce. When it comes to wellness, we think in order to learn which engagement best practices are truly best, you need to know just how engaged (or unengaged) your workforce is.

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How Can You Succeed at Employee Wellness?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Ah…the age-old question. What can you do in your wellness program to be successful? It’s been asked time and again—some might even think it’s a trick question.

When it comes to wellness, we think there’s one thing you need to do to have success. It’s surprisingly easy. All you need to do is to just get started.

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