What if you could more than double the success of your wellness program without much more effort than you’re currently devoting to it? Would you do it? Sure you would. If you’re like many organizations, though, you’re overlooking a simple strategy for improving your wellness program and the health of your participants because you don’t…
Many wellness programs focus solely on offering resources to, and holding events for, their own participants… during the workday… within the walls of their organizations. Yes, it’s important for wellness programs to have this internal presence, but your efforts can and should expand beyond your participants, your hours of operation, and your office building or…
Your wellness program will only be as strong as the plan you create. When people decide they want to start new companies or launch new products, what’s the first to-do item (if these individuals are smart and want to succeed)? It’s developing business plans and/or marketing plans. Whether you have a strategic plan or are…
Wow, where has 2014 gone? Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2015. To avoid a panic in January about what you’re going to do for workplace wellness during the upcoming year, spend time now mapping out your messages and initiatives.
Here are 3 simple, easy strategies to keep in mind as you plan:
1. Solicit participants for their ideas. If you want people to participate and be engaged in what you provide, you should find out what they want and need. You can gather input through an interest survey. For more on creating a survey, read the past Hope at Work article on crafting a survey.
You have an employee wellness Website filled with helpful information that your audience really needs, and the health content is pretty fun and entertaining, too. However, no one seems to be using your online resource the way you thought or hoped. What should you do? First, you need to ask 2 important questions: How are…
To turn employees on to your workplace wellness program, you need to get them to tune in. How do you attract – and keep – employees’ attention and prompt employees to take action? By using engaging, timely, relevant health and benefits communication.
What you say, write, or show has the potential to make or maim your wellness program efforts.
Do you know how your wellness program communications are doing?
Here’s a great story which shares an elderly woman’s wisdom for living happy. Her 5 Simple Rules to be Happy really inspired us and we wanted to share them with you:
1. Free your heart from hatred
2. Free your mind from worries
4. Give more
These rules are simple in their ability to help people find joy in their everyday routine. How can you use these 5 simple rules in your Wellness Program to inspire and touch your employees today?
Health and wellness communication is both an art and a science. You play around with different creative concepts, take a look at numbers, and bring both together in the form of concrete ideas. You try them out. Some things work; other things don’t, and you go back to the drawing board.
After years and years of experience, you understand a few truths when it comes to communications. Over the last 30-plus years in the communication business, Hope Health has learned a thing or two (or more like 25) that its team would like to share. Some tips you may already know; others will likely give you “a-ha” moments. Download the free tip sheet, “25 Powerful Workplace Health & Wellbeing Communication Tips” now.
Social media is a powerful tool, capable of engaging people like never before. Individuals can post, comment, and share information whenever and from wherever they want. Although most people think of using social media to reach external audiences, the online 24/7 platforms are ideal for connecting with internal employee populations, too.
According to an employee engagement study commissioned by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), 79% of employees frequently use social media.
“Social media is an absolute for today’s internal communicator,” said Amy Keinigsberg of K2 Strategic Innovations. “It’s how people communicate to the outside world before, during, and after the workday.”
A regular wellness newsletter can be a powerful tool to inform and inspire employees to live healthy lives. But… only if people actually read the newsletter. Many organizations fail to write, edit, and design newsletters the right way so potential readers pick up the communication and peruse through it. Instead, many newsletters get tossed in…