6 Steps To A Successful Wellness Program
What Are the Benefits of Wellness?
Being well rested and healthy benefits the company. Well rested employees are more productive at work. Employees that feel good also miss less work which allows companies to be more profitable.
Step 1 – Assess the Health of Your Group
Offer a health and lifestyle assessment along with a health screening. This can provide motivation for employees to become more healthy. An assessment also helps a company identify the most common health needs of its employees.
Step 2 – Discover the Results
A HRA or Health Risk Assessment gives each employee a personal health report with detailed results. Our Personal Wellness Profile™ creates risk profiles for a variety of health problems such as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and much more. Ensure that your employees understand their Health Risk Assessment.
Step 3 – Educate your Participants Education is a critical step for your employees. Offer programs to help educate your employees on topics such as weight loss, exercise, learning to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and other programs to improve overall health. Provide health coaches to help motivate your employees to be healthier inside and outside of work.
Step 4 – Motivate and Track Participation
Motivation is a great way to help employees improve their health. Companies that offer incentives tend to have much better results. Offering discounts on health insurance can be a big motivator for employees.
Step 5 – Create a Culture of Health
Creating a culture that fosters healthy living is important to improving employee health. Providing healthy snacks and meals at your office can help to foster this culture. Offering flex times for exercise and promoting biking to work and other healthy activities can increase employee participation.
Step 6 – Measure and Evaluate Outcomes
Measuring your successes and failures is important to maintaining an effective wellness program. Evaluate your program once a year to make adjustments as necessary. Repeat the HRA each year to see how your employees are performing annually.
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