It’s that time, setting better intentions for ourselves to get healthy. Whether it be going to the gym more or eating better, which are literally the top two resolutions the general public gravitates towards, and we’ve got the research to prove it (see the infographic below)! But let’s get to the nitty-gritty of why 2018 is the year to cultivate a winning wellness program.
Source: Accelerant Research
As the wellness industry continues to evolve (now grossing a whopping $6 billion), it’s becoming more transparent, and providing more information that is readily available for the general population, we can see now how important health and wellness plays in our daily lives, not only for current state of well being, but there is proven research that shows increase in work productivity/performance, less stress-more happiness, and life longevity. So many wonderful benefits and a better quality of life can be achieved with a simple health and wellness program, and the working men and women are taking notice.
“More than three-quarters of job seekers say benefits are “very important” when considering a job offer, and 69% say they might choose one job over another if it offered better benefits.”-Source: Spring Buk. Which is why nine out of ten corporate businesses offer some sort of wellness initiative these days. Benefit expectations are higher than ever as we enter into 2018 and it’s almost necessary to comply.
Creating a workplace wellness program is a wonderful way to boost company morale, work performance, and lower healthcare costs in these devastatingly expensive times. If planned strategically it can increase sales, reduce absences and workers comp/disability costs. Case and point: a health and wellness program is the way to go! So let’s start 2018 off right…but where do you start?
- Conduct a quick survey. Ask around the office who may be interested in participating in a health and wellness initiative. You may be surprised how many responses you get, right now is the perfect time as people are setting their fitness/health goals for the new year.
- Determine the potential participant’s current state of health. Then decipher what type of wellness program will work for your participants.
- Shop around. Check out different health and wellness incentive program providers and weigh out the pros and cons of each. *Tip: Make sure your provider knows their stuff! They should be able to thoroughly describe and walk you through your programs outline, goals, needs, and pricing. No surprises, no heckling.
With the top three starting points above you can begin your process of cultivating a new health and wellness program at your company that will win over 2018. And remember to give All Digital Rewards a call when comparing health and wellness incentive providers. The experts here at ADR will develop a strategy that is tailored to your program’s needs. We provide personal, attainable and measurable results. To learn more about creating a successful health and wellness program read our Guide To a Successful Health and Wellness Incentive Program. So click the schedule a demo button at the bottom of the page and learn what all the buzz is about.