Wellness Advocates vs. Administrators And What This Means For HR


Category: Corporate Wellness

What type of ongoing involvement should the HR team have during a wellness program? Prior to the launch of a wellness program, the HR team’s role is generally pretty clear – help source, diligence, and (sometimes with the help of a vendor or consultant) implement a wellness program.  After a wellness programs starts, the HR… Read more »

Building The Bridge Between Consumer And Enterprise Wellness


Category: Corporate Wellness

The wellness technology world is divided – consumer vs. enterprise (i.e. employer sponsored wellness). Over the past few years the consumer wellness technology market has seen a number of major wins fueled by the smartphone health app craze and wearable device proliferation.  Consumer wellness technology is now mainstream.  Walk down the street and you’ll see… Read more »

4 Ways To Lower The Bar And Increase Wellness Engagement


Category: Corporate Wellness

It’s time we lower the bar for corporate wellness participation.  It’s too difficult to participate in most corporate wellness programs and as a result most programs see low employee engagement.  Low employee engagement restricts the potential benefits of wellness, like reduced healthcare expenditures and increased employee productivity. How do you lower the bar for wellness… Read more »

Why Your Employee Recruiting And Retention Efforts Need To Include Wellness


Category: Corporate Wellness

When people think about employee wellness, they generally think about improving employee health and reducing healthcare costs.  In 2010 Harvard researchers found that on average, there was a 6:1 return on investment (ROI) associated with employee wellness. The study found “that medical costs fall about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and absentee… Read more »

The Workplace Is An Opportunity For Health Promotion


Category: Corporate Wellness

Only about 20% of American adults over the age of 18 get the recommended amount of physical activity.  That’s a pretty startling statistic.  According to the CDC, the average adult should get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of activity each week.  20% is far from a passing grade; America is failing! We all… Read more »

Throw Your Wellness Spreadsheet Away


Category: Corporate Wellness

Many employers still track wellness programs using spreadsheets, emails, and other manual tools.  While the effort is commendable, there is a better way to manage a wellness program.  This better way involves leveraging a technology tool to automate wellness tracking.  If you think a wellness technology tool is complicated, expensive, or time consuming for your… Read more »

Wellness On A Shoestring


Category: Corporate Wellness

If your company wants to promote wellness but is held back because of budgetary constraints, than this post is for you. While many companies are able to devote significant resources to wellness initiatives, other companies don’t have the budget to promote wellness, or so they think… Wellness comes in all shapes, sizes, and costs.  In… Read more »

Part 4: Timing


Category: Corporate Wellness

Finding the right wellness vendor is crucial to implementing a successful wellness program, but a vendor can only do so much.  Successful wellness programs require building a culture of health and wellness, which means more than just finding the right vendor or partner – there are “other things” that employers must do. This is the… Read more »

Part 3: The Three C’s


Category: Corporate Wellness

Finding the right wellness vendor is crucial to implementing a successful wellness program, but a vendor can only do so much.  Successful wellness programs require building a culture of health and wellness, which means more than just finding the right vendor or partner – there are “other things” that employers must do. This is the… Read more »

Part 2: Go Beyond the Vendor


Category: Corporate Wellness

Finding the right wellness vendor is crucial to implementing a successful wellness program, but a vendor can only do so much.  Successful wellness programs require building a culture of health and wellness, which means more than just finding the right vendor or partner – there are “other things” that employers must do. This is the… Read more »