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Employee Wellness for Small and Medium Size Businesses

Employee Wellness for Small and Medium Size Businesses
June 20, 2012 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Get results for your wellness buck – no matter what size your business is. Employers of every size can have an effective employee wellness program. Most of the programs we hear about are those that large employers have put in place with a substantial investment but small and medium sized organizations can have successful programs as well!

Learn how medium and small business owners can tailor a wellness program and reap the benefits of employee wellness namely: increased productivity, reduced claims, injury prevention and decrease in absenteeism. Small and medium size companies can be even more impacted than some of the larger companies due to the fact there are proportionally fewer employees to “carry the ball” when co-workers are unproductive, absent or injured.

The good news is strategically planned employee wellness programs can have a very positive effect without a big budget. It will take planning and some leg work, but its well worth it to know where you are coming from, where you are going to and how you are going to get there from here!
Small and medium size businesses typically do not have the capacity to pay for a number of outside services, secure vendors whose pricing is based on economy of scale, and do not have staff to dedicate to running the program. Therefore, in addition to leadership commitment, the focus needs to be on:
1.        A solid short-term and long-term strategic plan
2.       Utilizing low-cost or no-cost resources that do not require additional budget
3.       Leveraging those services that have already been paid for
4.       Creating and sustaining a culture of wellness
5.       Honing in on key goals and objectives

-       Presenter will provide links to no-cost & low-cost resources a
-       Presenter will speak to employee wellness resources that employer/employees may not be taking advantage of

Step I -Inventory all the companies “traits”
1.       Create a company profile to include: number of employees, Job classifications, locations, organizational chart, unscheduled leave of absences
2.       Health relate cost drivers: absences, claims history, injuries
3.       Staff resources
4.       Considerations

-       Presenter will provide a template and speak to examples

Step I - Get input
1.       Management perspective and commitment
2.       Employee interest survey
3.       Form wellness committee

-       Presenter will list out who should be on wellness committee

Step III - Determine specific goals and objectives
1.       Based on overall goals of the program
2.       Employee interest survey
3.       Tools/resources that will be used
4.       Budget allocation

-       Presenter will provide samples of goals/objectives/tools/budget
-       Presenter will provide links to free resources

Step IV - Create a culture of health
1.       Adopt policies
2.       Allow time to participate in wellness activities
3.       Food available/not available

-       Presenter will provide website links

Step V- Implementation
1.       Select targeted change
2.       Create marketing and engagement plan
3.       Determine incentive structure
4.       Establish evaluation methodology for baseline, collection, analysis and what will happen with the results
5.       Develop action plan

-       Presenter will provide samples of evaluation methods

Step VI - Sustainability
1.       Use and update strategic plan
2.       Maintain culture of wellness
3.       Integrate/infiltrate into business operations
4.       Track and report results
5.       Collect input on ongoing basis
6.       Seek recognition as a model wellness program

-       Presenter will provide template of steps

Who Should Participate
Human resources managers, business owners, benefit decision makers, health insurance brokers, finance staff members and safety staff.
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What You Will Learn
Attendees will learn: 1. How to adapt employee wellness programming for organization/employees/industry/size/company configuration 2. How to conduct needs assessment “inventory” 3. Know where to find free resources 4. Steps to effective and sustainable employee wellness program
Sponsored by
Healthy Business Designs
Healthy Business Designs
Healthy Business Designs specializes in employee wellness programs
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Cathy Rasmusson
Healthy Business Designs

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Name Comment Rating
Image of Stacy Carson Stacy Carson
Pinstripe, Inc
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Patricia Sweeney Patricia Sweeney
3 / 5
Good Presentation
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Imact Health
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
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Georgia-Pacific LLC
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Paulette Persails Paulette Persails
Greenlight Financial Services
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Theresa Van Meter Theresa Van Meter
LifeLine Foods, LLC
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Doris Langridge Doris Langridge
Bonnyville Centennial Centre
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Stephanie Holman Stephanie Holman
Daytona Employment
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Rebecca Becker Rebecca Becker
High Plains Library District
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Karen Higgins Karen Higgins
MOSAIC Technologies Group
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
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Landmark Structures
3 / 5
Good Presentation
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Judi Richards Judi Richards
Schwarz Supply Source
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Tiffany Hakes Tiffany Hakes
The Comex Group
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Maria Moore Maria Moore
Henry Ford Health System
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Catherine  Pedersen Catherine Pedersen
Enerflex Ltd.
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Michelle Roth Michelle Roth
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Kate Holmes Kate Holmes
General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology Group
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Eugene Dizon Eugene Dizon
HFR Asset Management, LLC
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Gayle Dax-Conroy Gayle Dax-Conroy
Rood & Dax Advanced Insurance Services
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Barbara White Barbara White
aro chicago
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Cindy Bennis Cindy Bennis
Bayshore Home Health
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Wynne Reece Wynne Reece
CapTech Consulting
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Ashlie Banks Ashlie Banks
Advantage Delivery & Logistics
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Shondra Leary Shondra Leary
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Haley Amick Haley Amick
Integrated Health, Inc.
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
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imagine success
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Calista Thompson, MBA Calista Thompson, MBA
GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Leslie Niemtschik Leslie Niemtschik
Catholic Charities
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Norma A Amezaga Norma A Amezaga
CEO Consulting
Congratulations! This is an excellent effort and services you provide. First of all the conciousness you are creating in the audience second this is something that has to be part of the business from top to down in the structure that is part of the strategic management and organizational culture. 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Joseph Matthews Joseph Matthews
Stanford Hospital And Clinics
Great presentation. I am looking to partner with wellness providers and companies. I provide ultrasound health screening exams. Thanks for your time. 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Morris Mowe Morris Mowe
City Of Toronto
Great webinar; lots of very good information. 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Jen DeFranco Jen DeFranco
The Resource Exchange
Had to leave early but downloaded the slides to peruse when I return. 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Ana T. Ana T.
Houston -- Please share with speaker 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Meeting volumn was low not sure if it was the speaker speaking low our my pc which I had my ear phones full blast 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Marilyn Lueders Marilyn Lueders
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Presenter could have gone more in depth.EX: Polling question on strategic plan was not clear to make appropriate response. Not sure what strategic plan was being referenced. 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Sonia Rodriguez Sonia Rodriguez
Olos Media S.A.
Thanks! Very informative... 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Gina Streaty Gina Streaty
Duke Clinical Research Institute
The webinars you present are simply wonderful. I really enjoy them. 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Grant Blair Grant Blair
Operation Mobilization USA
Would like to see more depth on strategic planning for employee wellness including process steps and examples of good ones 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation

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