Here at Wiggl, we know that investing in employee wellness programs has become increasingly important in today's business landscape. With rising healthcare costs and increased competition for top talent, companies that prioritize employee health and wellbeing can reap numerous benefits, including reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, and improved morale.
However, convincing employees to invest in wellness programs can be a challenge. Many employees may view wellness programs as an optional perk rather than a necessary investment in their health. So how can you get your employees to invest in wellness programs? Let us walk you through a few steps that could help your wellness program really take off.
Communicate the benefits.
Employees are more likely to invest in wellness programs if they understand the benefits. Communicate the positive impact of wellness programs on their physical and mental health, as well as the benefits to their work performance and overall quality of life. Make sure you find ways to send messages in a clever way. From Slack notifications to QR codes and even fun FREE workshops, get your employees attention by thinking outside of the box.
Convenience is Key!
Offer wellness programs that are easy to access and fit into employees' schedules. Consider offering on-site fitness classes, healthy food options in the cafeteria, or wellness workshops during lunch breaks. Make sure you don't forget about your hybrid and remote workers either. That's why having an app based wellness option is really the way to go.
Lead by example
People are always looking at what their boss is (or isn't) doing. Encourage management and leadership to participate in wellness programs and lead by example. When employees see that their leaders prioritize wellness, they are more likely to follow suit. When they see their managers utilizing the wellness benefits, it will make it much easier to get their buy in.
Consider offering incentives to employees who participate in wellness programs, such as gift cards, paid time off, or discounted gym memberships. Incentives can really motivate employees to invest in their health and wellness.
Ask employees for their input and feedback on wellness programs. This can help you tailor programs to their needs and preferences and increase employee engagement. In our Wiggl app, we can solicit feedback for you and have the answers you are looking for right on your dashboard. You should be able to easily see if the program is working or find ways to make it better.
Investing in employee wellness programs is a win-win for both employees and employers. By following these tips, we hope you can encourage your employees to invest in their health and wellness and reap the benefits of a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce.
Want to learn more about how we can help you create the best wellness program for your employees? Set up a Demo today to see how we fit.