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Top 7 Reasons Why Employees Steer Clear of Health and Wellness Programs and How to Reel Them Back In

Implementing a health and wellness program for your employees is an excellent strategy to engage and motivate employee retention. While these programs can offer great benefits such as health improvements, lowered health insurance costs, and increase productivity, they can also send up a red flag to a potential participating employee to run the other way. Listed below are the top 7 reasons why an employee may avoid a health and wellness program and how to resolve it. Problem: Over worked. Many employees feel work makes them tired, stressed and overworked. It makes sense that the health and wellness message is overlooked, especially when the employer is asking employees to participate in cutting back company costs. Solution: Avoid mentioning the benefits the company will reap and send a clear message that this program is for the employee and their health. *Tip: Offer paid lunches to those who participate in legitimate health care screenings on their lunch. Problem: Upper management doesn’t participate. This should go unsaid, but let’s face it, it’s been done. It gives off that “I can do what I want since I’m a manager vibe” and it can be offputting. When upper management doesn’t have to participate, and they […]

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