10 ways to do employee wellness right
American companies often struggle to get their employees fired up about wellness programs at work. Their engagement “incentive” often consists of giving participants a coffee mug and then listing their names in a quarterly newsletter.
Managers want all the benefits of wellness programs — lower healthcare costs, higher productivity, improved recruiting — but too often they motivate employees with nothing more than a tote bag that’s probably left over from some trade show two years ago.
Successful wellness programs take a page from recess at elementary school — they’re social and they’re fun. Nobody has to tell kids to run and play with their friends. The best wellness programs tap into our inner school kid.
Here are 10 ideas from eight energetic companies that are doing wellness right.