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How do we model success in a corporate wellness program?
How is healthy culture a profitable piece to the corporate puzzle?
What are 5 things we can do tomorrow to improve the quality of our health culture?
Laying the Foundation
We know that HR is most often thrown the wellness torch to build a cost-effective program, yet they are not wellness experts. Laying a good foundation will create strong engagement and put you on the right path. HR is the PERFECT wellness champion to guide a company towards wellness.
There are four main reasons why employees do not engage in wellness initiatives, which are the precursor to wellness program failure. If you can eliminate these four barriers, you are on your way to a sustainable, successful, and healthy culture.
The Other Elephant in the Room - Our Poor Quality of Health
Understanding the health crisis we are battling in epidemic proportion in the United States may inspire you to champion your program. We will discuss “why” wellness is so crucial in our work culture by examining the statistics. You will see the workplace is the best place to create a paradigm shift for a community of better health.
Making Wellness a Profit Center
If we can change 5% of the employees to better health we have a profit center! If we can improve presenteeism, which accounts for 60% of a company’s loss, we can get a leg up on our competition in more ways than one. If we are willing to invest long term in our human capital we can see as much as 6:1 ROI. Wellness is a smart investment!
You will get a list of 5 things - all of them FREE - that you can do to build a stronger, healthier culture starting tomorrow! Be ready to go back and make changes.
Considerable confusion persists in terms of what employee health improvement really is and how it should be measured and managed as part of an integrated human resource strategy. In addition the need to be an employer of choice, the growing health care cost and the economic downturn have promoted widespread interest in corporate health, wellness and productivity programs. But how do we know that we are on the right track?
Effective workplace wellness programs focus on an integrated multifaceted change management process that is directly related to the business outcomes. The prevention of sickness and absence, and at the same time promotion of employee health are key outcomes for them. Thus, tracking and evaluating employer sponsored wellness programs are warranted.
In the Workplace Wellness Program Best Practices session we focus on global benchmarked workplace health, wellness and productivity programs as they are evaluated against the ten most important international best practices. It addresses international trends that incorporate program design, strategy development, organizational change, program management and the evaluation of employee health, wellness and productivity outcomes.
Based on real workplace wellness program case studies we address mission critical aspects that contribute to the success of any employee health promotion program. We share what thriving organizations do to develop, implement and manage their workplace health and wellness programs so that sustainable stakeholder value and triple bottom line results are created.
In the Workplace Wellness Program Best Practices session the speaker will cover the three most important implementation wellness program strategies and the most common pitfalls that international and national organizations should take cognizance of.
Corporate wellness programs are playing a large role in more and more companies’ benefits packages. The possibilities in wellness range from offering educational workshops to getting your staff up and running – with a thousand options in between.
This session will show you why wellness programs are becoming so common and what you need to know to get yours set up properly. There are legal issues you’ll want to be aware of, along with the best practices you’ll need to understand in order to create a sustainable program that the employees of your company actually want to participate in.
Since measuring the results of your program is essential to understanding its impact, this session will also address the different types of evaluation measures. You will learn the importance of collecting baseline data and how to incorporate data collection measures into your wellness plan.
In particular, you’ll learn:
• Why employee wellness is suddenly such a hot topic,
• What the key benefits are to having a wellness program, and
• What legal issues you’ll want to watch out for.
We will also go over in-depth each of the Wellness Council of America’s 7 Benchmarks for Success for a corporate wellness program, including:
• CEO/Management Support
• Wellness Team
• Data Collection
• Creation of Roadmap
• Selection of Interventions
• Supportive Environment
• Outcome Evaluation
In addition, you’ll learn best practices in implementing a wellness program, as well as different approaches to rewards and incentives.
So, if you’ve been hearing a lot about workplace wellness, come find out what all the buzz is about!
How does your organization promote its commitment to helping your workforce make better health care choices? Join this webinar to learn how free resources from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will help your organization make more informed health decisions. As HR professionals, you understand that a healthy workforce is vital for maintaining high performance, low absenteeisms, and good morale. If your workforce is armed with critical information concerning their chronic health conditions, high quality health care and outcomes are the result - a win-win situation for HR leaders and your organization.
Learn how your employees can use AHRQ's free resources to obtain the most pertinent and accurate facts regarding their health. AHRQ has created a number of comparative effectiveness materials to help HR leaders and their employees compare the effectiveness of treatment options for numerous illnesses, many of them chronic in nature, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and mental health, through a growing body of reliable, unbiased health information.
The agency funds research that is performed at some of the premier research centers in North America. Each time the research is completed, the results are translated for the health consumer so they can make the best health decision with their clinician. The agency's goal is to empower consumers so they receive the best health information to inform their decisionmaking process.
This session will explain the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program and the free resources available to HR leaders and employees. These include:
- Consumer and Clinician Summaries: These concise, plain-language summaries compile the reslts of research of differnet treatment options and health conditions. Consumer summaries are also available in Spanish.
- Webcasts: These are offered periodically to discuss research findings and their impact.
- Effective Health Care Program web site: The site contains information specifically for employers, with tools to empower employees to take charge of their health.