Today, wellness programs are needed by organizations all over the world. Employers are quickly understanding the benefits that such a program deliversto employees and businesses alike.
While some companies decide to create a program internally, others opt for outside vendors. No matter which way you decide to go, there are a few crucial questions you must ask before you create a wellness program.
What does the program seek to accomplish?
Different organizations will have different wellness programs. The core nature of the program is affected by a number of factors such as company size, employee needs and budget. If your program is being designed to decrease the cost of benefits then it will focus on preventive care, health screening and lifestyle management.
If savings are not a top concern and you want to gain a health-conscious workforce then your program will focus on gym memberships, healthy food, yoga classes, etc.
Knowing what you want out of your program will help you introduce features that are in line with your end goal.
What are the needs of your employees?
Getting employees to actively participate in a wellness program may become a challenge if it doesn’t provide features that are actually demanded by employees. Specialist firms such as JS Benefits Groupundertake extensive research into understanding the needs of the employees and design a tailor-made program that will suit the workforce.
Therefore, it is essential to understand the needs of the direct users of the program in order to create a successful one. One way of gauging employee interest is by asking them for feedback on the company’s online portal and going with the consensus.
How will you maintain engagement throughout the program?
Once the program is implemented, it is important to take steps to ensure employees are using the features. Managers can support and encourage employees or better yet participate in on-site activities themselves.
Creating a successful wellness programs has extensive benefits for firms. Not only will it improve productivity, it will also lead to a healthy work environment. Having a comprehensive wellness programs gives firms a competitive edge in the war for talent and enables them to attract exceptional employees.
Want An Effective And Comprehensive Wellness Program?
Consult JS Benefits Groupto create an effective benefits program that boosts employee satisfaction and retention and ensures long term success for your organization. We are a leading employee benefit and HR consulting firm with over two decades of expertise in designing effective benefit programs for our clients.
We work with organization across the Mid-Atlantic region to develop plans that are backed by thorough market research and analysis.
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