Health and Wellness
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Forget the onsite gyms, the personal trainers and the Pilates instructors. Small companies, with small budgets, can use five simple approaches to promote wellness today.
Jumping on that wellness trend is sure to save a bunch of money down the line, right? New research says maybe not.
Employers unhappy with the performance of their wellness programs should look at whether they’re offering what employees actually want.
Periodically, we ask three HR pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s issue: One worker on a wellness committee isn’t pleased with a company’s decision to give workers pizza and donuts during meetings and team gatherings.
Somewhere along the line, some benefits analysts got the idea that wellness programs worked best — and got the most ROI — for bigger companies. The actual numbers tell a different story.
If anything’s working to control healthcare cost increases today, it’s wellness programs. But they can quickly turn into money pits if you make one of the classic mistakes.
Between 2009 and 2011, the use of financial rewards in health management programs increased by 50%. Meanwhile, the use of penalties increased by more than 100%, according to a new study.
Companies are experimenting with health coaches to encourage engagement in wellness programs
A recent survey finds nearly 42% of employers with 200 or fewer employees have some sort of disease management and/or smoking cessation program.
What’s one thing most employees want during the current economic situation?
If you could change something at your company to achieve wellness success, what would it be? A nine-worksite study shows what worked best for others.
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