Workplace Wellness

Corporate wellness programs continue to gain in popularity.  Not only have wellness programs been proven to decrease health care costs, boost workplace morale and improve work performance, they have become an expected part of the overall compensation plan for many qualified executives and employees. These programs range from simply offering information to workers, to subsidized healthy lunches, fitness education, and a gym memberships. Employees are the most valuable assets to any company.  The benefits for employers are obvious: they provide the company with strategic advantages by investing money in programs and events that will bring them lowered expenses in return, often in the form of better performing workers, lower absenteeism and reduced/stabalized health care costs. By providing workers with these services, companies are improving wellbeing and job satisfaction, as well as raising retention rates. The welfare of employees has a direct impact on the success of the company.

 

There are a number of ways to organize and roll-out your  workplace wellness events to ensure you receive the best return on investment. Our Wellness Coordinator will help you determine what programs/events to implement within your organization. First, we assist you by discussing and gathering pertinent data when determining your company's needs. We then review all of the details of the assessment to see what needs naturally stand out. One option we highly recommend is to consider the six components of an employee's well-being (underlined below), and then choosing to integrate one of our programs in each category per quarter, for example:

 

 

Physical

  • Onsite fitness classes

  • Promoting use of stairwell vs. elevator

  • Flexible time off for physical activity

  • Walking meetings

  • Onsite preventive screenings

  • Fitness fairs

  • Inter-department competitions

  • Sport-specific training seminars (ski preparation, running, cycling, stretching)

  • Walking/pedometer program

  • Company picnic with "field day" component

  • Reimbursement or incentives for gym membership

  • Community runs

 

Spiritual

  • Community activities

  • Meditation workshops

  • "What is Spiritual Health" workshop

  • "Random Acts of Kindness" campaign

  • Charge admission to wellness program by requiring participants to bring can of food or other donation for a local charity

 

Intellectual

  • Encourage personal development through training/classes

  • Leadership and Mentorship "Lunch and Learns"

  • Mental fitness activities

  • Book/article discussion sessions

  • Speakers on intellectual topics to stretch the mind

  • Distribute articles highlighting importance of mental fitness

 

Social

  • Sponsor community event

  • Discussion groups for specific topics of interests

  • Dream Building Workshops

  • Team building activities 

  • Mentor program

  • Create teams using representatives from different departments

 

Emotional

  • Stress management program

  • Journaling workshops

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Support groups

 

Occupational

  • Work safety initiatives

  • Reward and recognition programs

  • Ergonomic evaluations

  • Stretch breaks

  • Wellness program overview in New Hire Orientation

  • Daily or weekly wellness tips

  • Career development seminars or tips

  • Emergency preparedness

  • CPR training

 

Additionally, these ongoing corporate wellness programs are a natural and easy way to extend the progress and momentum made during one of our corporate retreats.  Let us help you design wellness events that will be meaningful and beneficial all year long.