Best Practices for Workplace Wellness Program Success
Most companies in today’s market understand the importance of workplace wellness. It increases productivity, lowers healthcare costs, promotes employee retention, attracts top talent, fosters a healthy work culture, and improves employee satisfaction.
Where companies struggle, however, is maintaining employee engagement over time.
Too often, employers use a one-size-fits-all approach to their workplace wellness program offerings, rather than meeting employees where they are and inspiring them to achieve their wellbeing goals. In the same way the healthcare industry has quickly become more patient-centric, workplace wellness programs must become person-centric.
With over 600 customers using WellRight’s complete wellness platform, WellRight has helped organizations across industries and geographies to design successful workplace wellness solutions. Over time, we’ve noticed that our customers with the highest levels of workplace wellness program engagement (80% or higher) share a common thread.
Their secret? They adhere to most, if not all, of our workplace wellness program best practices in the following seven categories:
- Program structure and support
- Wellness champion networks
- Lifestyle coaching
- Incentive design
- Biometric health screening
- Outcomes programming