One of the most important, but often overlooked ways to drive engagement happens well before the launch date of a wellness program.
I stumbled upon a slightly dated, yet still relevant article titled “When it comes to wellness, ask employees what they want.” This article is a reminder of a crucial step in building an effective corporate wellness program.
Ask employees. Asking for employee input may seem like an obvious first step, but you would be surprised by the number of employers who have not solicited any input or feedback from their employees.
Employee feedback during the early stages of designing a wellness program will not only help zero-in on the wellness needs of an organization, it will help employees feel part of the process. Employees that feel part of the process will be more likely to participate in the program once launched.
Employee feedback can go beyond administering a survey. Some clients have created wellness working groups and enlisted employees from throughout the organization to help select and build a wellness program.
Regardless of how you decide to solicit employee input, make sure it is a priority from the start. For help on how to best to engage employees in the wellness selection process send us an email.
For more on asking employees about their wellness needs: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/may/22/when-it-comes-wellness-ask-employees-what-they-wan/#axzz2YaHAh2tT