Faced with surging employee health care costs, many employers have embraced the concept of wellness as a way to improve the overall health of their workers and reduce medical claims. Unfortunately, too many have simply doled out fitness trackers, hoping for the best. Having worked with hundreds of organizations over the years on behalf of HealthFitness, I have seen the wellness trend affect employers of all types.
Posted on May 2, 2017 | Written by Ann Wyatt | Comments (0)What do employees value most in a health, well-being and fitness program? What prevents them from participating? We conducted research in order to answer those questions. Our findings show that culture matters when engaging employees in their health and well-being.
As employees work to achieve their fitness and wellness goals in 2017, it's encouraging to see the growing focus employers are giving to the well-being of their employees. However, as with any corporate initiative, good intentions will only get you so far. Recent research revealed that most employee health programs ignore 65 percent of their employee population.