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Fish swimming in an arrow, with one standing out pointing the other way.

Challenging the Mainstream

Thomas Sondergeld - in Features, Others

I have been fortunate to observe and learn from someone who fished with a net. This very interesting and intricate process to capture as many fish as possible is not as simple as it seems. The net is not merely thrown into the water. There is planning and…

A man with a calculator and a stack of coins.

Is There More Than One Way of Calculating Return on Investment for Corporate Wellness Programs?

Karen L. Andalman - in Economics

Measuring the return on investment (ROI) has been an extremely controversial topic among wellness professionals for quite some time. I am not convinced that there is any real industry standard formula -and that becomes the challenge. Studies support that worksite…

A businessman meditating in whitespace

Revitalize your Wellness Program and Improve Engagement

Veronica Marsden - in Column

Reducing health risks, improving quality of life, enhancing personal effectiveness, and benefits to your organization's bottom line: These are the reasons you implement corporate wellness programs. But are you meeting these objectives? How effective are your…

A sign showing the corner of wellness and illness

The Bottom Line on Wellness

Sue Parks - in News & Insights

The Bottom Line The success of a wellness program, in terms of changed behavior and the bottom line, hinges on integrating all planning, activities and efforts into one vibrant, measurable initiative. A key requirement of this integration and the development…

A man looking at the missing piece of the wellness puzzle, i.e. incentives

Reinventing Corporate Wellness Incentives to Drive Actual Results

Grace Dickinson - in Economics

For years, most corporate wellness programs have done little more than “look good” as an added benefit on paper. Health culture within companies has gone neglected, with associated programs given little attention and their initial goals often left incomplete.…

The evolution of corporate wellness and worksite fitness programs

The Evolving Nature of Worksite Wellness: Contingent Incentives Move to the Leading Edge

Dr. William H West - in Economics

For over three decades, U.S. employers have made a significant investment in worksite wellness. Progressive CEOs have championed wellness as a foundational value of their corporate culture. Wellness program directors have deployed health risk questionnaires,…

Make wellness work for your company, and give your ROI a check up

Wellness: How to Make it Work for your Company

Since way back in the 1980’s articles have been published about the future of health care in America, including several by the above authors covering the direction of health and wellness programs

Health care reform, or Obamacare, will make or break a wellness program.

Leverage Wellness Leadership: Make Lemonade from Healthcare Reform’s Lemons

Health reform makes for strange bedfellows. Wellness is a feel-good, employee engagement tool. Many employers still view wellness as a luxury. At the opposite end of the spectrum, consider new minimal health plan designs (“skinny plans”) promoted to employers…

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,…

A worksite wellness program has to potential to change someone from being obese to being a runner.

Making Your Wellness Program Work: Its All About Corporate Culture and Permanent Lifestyle Change

Dr. Jerry Kornfeld - in Worksite Wellness

An often overlooked part of any corporate wellness program is the culture of the company. If the company does not value health, then any attempt to make employees healthier is doomed to failure. Chaning that culture can be difficul, but not impossible. In…

Wellness is more than health, it is happiness

Wellness is Not Just about Health!

Rajeev Mudumba - in Worksite Wellness

With President Obama winning his second innings at the White House, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and its implementations are back in focus.