4 Wellness Rewards To Reinvest In Employee Health


Category: Rewards and Incentives

Rewarding participation is an excellent way to encourage wellness program engagement.  However, picking rewards can be a tricky ordeal.  Good rewards motivate employees to participate and continue to invest in employee health rather than sabotaging efforts (no Wendy’s gift cards please!).  Luckily, in a wellness-oriented market, there are numerous options that can complement wellness challenges,… Read more »

Top Employee Wellness Perks For 2017


Category: Rewards and Incentives

As the talent wars endure, companies continue to up their game as it relates to overall perks and benefits and especially as it relates to wellness related ones.  According to a Glassdoor survey, culture and values rank the highest as the workplace factors that matter most to employees.  This is why wellness benefits continue to… Read more »

Study: Economists Explain How To Make Gym Commitments Stick


Category: Rewards and Incentives

On average, people estimate that they’ll go to the gym they belong to more than twice as often in a month than they actually do.  To counteract these tendencies to underutilize the gym, economists have a solution that alters the incentive equation.  Knowing that people are really bad at prioritizing long-term benefits, economists recommend signing… Read more »

Crossing The Wellness Reward Divide


Category: Rewards and Incentives

Rewards and incentives often create challenges to finding budget for wellness programs because they often comprise a large component of the total expenses.  In a fairy tale world, wellness administrators would always be able to sell executives on funding incentives that drive successful programs.  Since none of us live in the same neighborhood as Cinderella, employers must… Read more »

Corporate Wellness Rewards: Carrot Or Stick?


Category: Rewards and Incentives

Determining proper reward and incentive structures in wellness programs has always been a challenge for employers.  Most commonly, the discussion circles around whether or not corporate wellness programs can deliver better results with the carrot or the stick – the carrot being a reward for engaging in healthy behaviors and the stick serving as a… Read more »

8 Cost Effective Wellness Rewards to Drive Engagement


Category: Rewards and Incentives

The growing popularity of wellness programs is limited primarily by budgetary constraints.  With the advent of technology based programs, the bulk of budgets often are comprised of rewards and incentives to drive participation.  This hurdle should not deter forward thinking employers from implementing a wellness program.  There are a number of free and low cost… Read more »

Behavioral Economics, Please Meet Employer Wellness


Category: Rewards and Incentives

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review challenges the conventional wisdom that wellness programs can rely on education and financial incentives to encourage employees to be good stewards of their health.  The article points out that education and financial incentives, although effective to a certain extent, produce better, not optimal results.  For example, the… Read more »

Employee Rewards Season Is Here


Category: Rewards and Incentives

The holiday season is here and with it comes employee rewards season.  Rewarding employees with bonuses for their work performance or hosting a holiday party are fairly common rewards this time of year.  Rewarding employees for healthy behavior is also growing in popularity. Through wellness programs, employers can provide financial and non-financial rewards to employees… Read more »

Paying For Pounds


Category: Rewards and Incentives

   Americans know health is important, in fact, we are reminded daily.  The American Heart Association symbol on the yellow Cheerios box, the Surgeon General’s warning on a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, Weight Watchers commercials, and six-pack abs gracing the front of Women’s Health magazine remind us of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Despite… Read more »