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A carrot is a typical symbol for an incentive

Best Practices: Incentive Design Strategies

Hayley Hines - in Column

Designing and launching incentives for a wellness program can be confusing and overwhelming. This information is provided to give employers an overview of the most common incentive strategies, the range of participation based on amount of incentive, and what’s…

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A Look at Incentives and How They Impact Motivation

Susan Zbikowski - in Economics

The use of financial incentives to encourage employee participation in health and wellness programs has grown steadily in recent years, and is now the norm. Included in this year’s Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health employer survey was the finding…

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Follow the Leader

Karen L. Andalman - in Focused

Follow the Leader In the quest for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace, it is imperative that senior level management take the lead. From an early age, we are conditioned to follow the positive examples set by our parents, older siblings and teachers.…

A helping hand can help employee jump the wellness gap

‘Dangling the Carrot’ – Using Incentives to Achieve Corporate Health and Wellness Goals

Sue Blankenhagen - in Worksite Wellness

In recent years, human resource offices across North America have made it a priority to elevate their levels of corporate health and wellness. Companies are clearly recognizing that employee wellness programs benefit everyone, especially as healthcare costs…

An engaged employee biking to work.

Three Styles of Communication that Will Keep Your Employees Engaged in your Wellness Program

Jill Shah - in Worksite Wellness

With the rise of the chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease, and the increasing cost of employer health insurance claims

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Establishing and Sustaining a Culture of Corporate Wellness by Alleviating the Stress of Moving

Kevin Guz - in Others

Corporate wellness is a noble and necessary undertaking, which involves recognizing - and alleviating - the key sources of stress

A culture of health will generally provide fresh fruit to their employees.

Culture of Health: A New Perspective

One thing is clear, simply instituting a health and wellness program does not mean your employees are participating or that your business is benefiting. In order to drive employee engagement and ultimately realize business impact, a more robust approach must…

Weighing health vs. costs

Employer Wellness Programs: Are They Worth the Money?

Vince Han - in Economics

As HR executives and wellness directors navigate the rapidly developing employer-sponsored wellness landscape, a common plea from C-level management is for more clarity around ROI (Return on Investment). For every dollar spent to support employee wellness,…

Employees and employers need to slow down to get the most out of wellness.

Retention

Todd McGuire - in Focused

The second step of a corporate wellness program, after reaching out to them, is ensuring they remain in the program. If no one stays with the problem, then the money used to create the program was wasted, and you are back at square one. Ensuring your employees…

These tips will get your employees as engaged as these people!

Eight Tips for Increasing Wellness Program Engagement

Dave Monahan - in Worksite Wellness

While it may seem straightforward to get employees to be active physically for only about 30 minutes a day, the fact that nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t achieve this speaks to the need to find new, creative solutions. When program providers and employers…

A woman standing in the desert with er arms stretched out to the sky.

Quality of Life in Worksite Wellness: What Matters?

Shawn T. Mason - in Worksite Wellness

Quality of life is on the rise in worksite wellness, and perhaps with good timing. Historically, wellness programs have focused on targeted health areas such as smoking cessation, weight management, and physical activity.

A man holding out a stack of cash.

Employee Wellness and ROI

Michael A. Schroeder - in Economics

When the suggestion of a wellness program is presented to an employer, an expected response might sound something like this; “Where is the money going to come from? Our health insurance premiums are going up 30 percent this year.