Ideas for Boosting Employee Wellness Program Participation

Quick Summary: A growing number of employers are using financial incentives to encourage employees to adopt healthier lifestyles and participate in wellness initiatives. Doing so can be effective, but cash (or another incentive) should be only part of your strategy. Approximately two-thirds of the employers currently offering wellness programs use financial incentives to encourage participation,…

Local Providers Can Boost Your Health Promotion Efforts

Quick Summary: More employers are inviting outsiders to take part in their health promotion efforts, infusing fresh perspective and promotion into their programs. In the fight against rising health care costs, some companies are helping themselves by getting help from others. Increasingly, firms are engaging with local organizations and business leaders, inviting these “outsiders” to…

Can a Wellness Program Committee do Employee Health Communication?

Quick Summary: Even the best-intentioned committees can become nothing more than professional debating societies. Do your committee meetings fall into these traps? Comedian Milton Berle once said, “A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.” That’s witty, but as many HR and wellness leaders know, there’s nothing funny about committees that communicate…