How to Boost Employee Participation in Wellness Programs
Wellness programs can prove a frustrating turnoff
Employee wellness programs are a great way to keep workers in the zone and at the top of their game. But such programs can be controversial and carry with them a rub that can be difficult to get past: Getting people to participate can be really hard.
Some of that may be on your organization, however. A recent study on the matter from the firm StayWell found that more than half of all employees choose not to take part in well-being programs, citing a general lack of support for such programs from management. Those who did participate, however, were better able to mitigate health risks.
One point that StayWell emphasized about its evaluation of nearly 39,000 participants was that the way participation is measured within an organization should be reexamined.
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