The Boston Business Journal recently created a list of the 10 Best Practices for a Better Corporate Wellness Program. The article highlights how modern employers must go beyond traditional engagement practices in order to entice their staff to remain committed to their careers and them as their employer.
The first step to any employee engagement program and perhaps the most obvious is to have a true concern for the health and happiness of those employed by your company. The feeling that an employer sincerely values employee wellness can improve atmosphere, relationships, and performance.
There are ten other practices the BBJ recommends Boston Businesses can implement in order to boost corporate wellness.
Ten best practices to better corporate wellness (summarized):
- Start with senior leaders – Make senior leadership accessible to employees and ensure they are visibly participating in the wellness program.
- Make a bang with a good first impression – Create an engagement program that feels ‘effortless’ to utilize.
- Personalize your program – Create a program with your brand and messaging in mind.
- Incentivize well – Speak with your employees to see what motivates them.
- Utilize location for activities – Play up pride for your city and utilize the environment around you.
- Network – Provide tools that will create evangelists out of your staff.
Communicate and share creatively – Always answer the question “What’s in it for me?”.
- Refresh the program to continuously engage employees – Choose different challenges each quarter.
- Know what’s working and change what’s not – Set measurable objects.
- Share your story – Share success with your team.
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