How to Create an Employee Wellness Program

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Did you know that happy employees actually perform better at work? It’s true! Research has shown that happier staff can even improve your company’s sales.

If you want to know how to make your staff feel better at work, look into creating an employee wellness program. This program will help your employees focus on both their physical and mental health, which will improve their quality of life and work.

Want to know how to create your very own wellness program? Keep reading. We have all the information you need to know right here.

Let’s get started!

Start Your Employee Wellness Program with a Survey

You can make your corporate wellness programs successful by creating them around the needs of your employees from the get-go. Sending a survey around to your team is the perfect way to achieve this.

The survey will help you pinpoint lifestyle and health issues within your staff. You’ll be able to see if they’re getting enough sleep, if they’re taking enough time off for their mental health, etc.

Link with Tech That Can Support Wellness Programs

After you’ve identified your staff’s unique needs, it’s a great idea to bring some technology into the mix. Tech products that can help your employees track their health and wellness goals and progress will make your program more successful.

Look for products, like smartphone apps, that support improving fitness, eating habits, meditation, and sleep. By making the tech product that works for you a company-wide requirement, you’ll ensure that your staff is making wellness a priority. You’ll also keep them accountable for taking care of their health.

Partner with Health Programs and Brands

If you’re not a wellness expert, that’s okay. There are tons of other businesses out there that can help.

All you need to do is look around your community. What health-based companies exist who you could partner with? Look for massage therapists, healthy restaurants, and fitness centers.

You should also check in with your insurance company to see what benefits may already exist for you and your staff.

Organize an Event

Organizing an event is a great way to kick off your employee wellness program. Invite your employees and their families to a health-centered bash for tons of fun. Use your local brand partners to create an event with a variety of activities and yummy treats.

For the most successful event possible, start planning early, enlist the help of volunteers, and create a strict budget. Invite your employees with plenty of advance notice.

Be Well!

Enjoy the fruits of your new wellness program. You’ll have happier, healthier employees who are more productive and are a joy to work with.

For the best results, remember to start with a survey and to partner with local wellness brands. Use the tech product of your choice to make wellness more fun for your employees and to promote accountability.

Want to know more about how to engage your employees and promote wellness company-wide? We can help! Schedule a demo with us today to find out how.

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