This is a great question, since every organization’s culture is different, but we at DE believe that simplicity (and focus on engagement first and foremost) is often best, given the budgetary, time, and resource limitations available at companies today for such programs. Benefits Pro, as per the Vitality Group, has a timely article on the main keys to wellness program success. Here are a few key excerpts from the article:
Three critical elements can make it happen: strong communications with the workforce about wellness; powerful incentives up front; and employee rewards on the back end.
The Vitality Group also found:
- Companies that have wellness champions on staff had 41 percent higher levels of employee engagement than those that didn’t;
- When these advocates were part of the team, the average number of activities increased significantly, from 31.6 activities for those with low- to medium champions, to 76.4 activities for those with strong champions;
- Industry and company size had little impact on employee participation and engagement, after taking into account incentives and company support functions;
- Companies with higher geographic concentrations saw slightly higher participation levels (66 percent) than those with spread out (60 percent) or normal populations (53 percent).
So why not tap some of these elements with a highly configurable, yet simple, fun & engaging DE wellness challenge with your organization today?