Guest wellness blogger Vlad Geyster at Employee Benefit News had a post that caught our eye recently. Although his premise is that employee wellness programs are generally worth less than what many wellness professionals claim, he does admit they are still well worth offering on many levels in the workplace. Here is the key excerpt from the post:
In a scenario where the value of a product is unclear, it’s wise to minimize costs, as cost is the only variable you truly have control over. Traditional approaches to launching wellness initiatives come with huge overhead — strategy, vendor selection, implementation and vendor fees can easily run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and take years before having any real impact on even a single employee. Cut as much of this overhead as possible. Vendor selections should come in the form of free trials with groups of employees. Vendor fees should be contract free and have monthly options for easy exit. Strategy work should turn into small experiments with employees to identify what works and what doesn’t.
We at DailyEndorphin couldn’t agree more with this approach! In these times where it’s critical that companies watch every expense that goes out the door, it is also critical to get the most bang for your wellness program buck(s). That is why we at DE offer a no-obligation free four-week trial of any of our fitness challenges and a highly affordable price point (no user minimums or set up fees) that even the most budget-strapped organizations can fit into their budgets.
Go read his whole list of the “HR-adapted version of the lean startup methodology” today, and be sure to check out our affordable pricing options as well!