Health & Wellness Communications

Communication is vital to your corporate wellness program. Successful implementation of the workplace health program depends, in large part, on how the employees react to the changes. Even the slightest misunderstanding can result in major disruptions. Regular and consistent communication is a vital component of the overall program and fosters an organizational commitment to employee health. Employees are key stakeholders and should be informed of the program’s purpose; the actions taken; the reasons for and results of those actions.

 

Communications Plan

The development of a communications plan can accomplish several things for the program including:

  • Increased recognition of the program
  • Greater awareness of workplace health and safety risks
  • Increased understanding of workplace health promotion opportunities for employees
  • More trust between management and employees
  • Better program participation
  • Improved health-related behaviors

Worksite Wellness Programs

There are numerous benefits of worksite wellness programs. These programs play a crucial role in improving the health of the workforce. The worksite organizational culture and environment provide a powerful influence on behavior that helps employees adopt a healthier lifestyle. Benefits of worksite wellness programs for employees include:

  • Weight reduction
  • Improved physical fitness
  • Increased stamina
  • Lower levels of stress
  • Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem

Employers can also benefit from Worksite Wellness Programs

According to recent research, employers’ benefits are:

  • Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Decreased rates of illness and injuries
  • Reduced employee absenteeism
  • Improved employee relations and morale
  • Increased productivity