As corporate health and wellness programs become the norm for many large organizations today, the question isn’t whether or not to offer a program, but how to get employees to participate. We all know implementing a wellness program can lead to lowered healthcare costs and healthier, more productive employees, but achieving that goal is impossible if you can’t get people to participate.
In the last 5 years, employee wellness programs have gone from being an exception to a corporate expectation, especially with young millennials. With the growing popularity of telecommuting, young talent have more employment options than generations past – which means that in many cases, they’re turning to an organizations’ culture or engagement strategy as a key deciding factor. So what makes an attractive wellness program? Recipients of MiBiz’s Healthiest Employers Awards chime in.
Recently, our SVP Chuck Christianson along with Healthper Chairman and CEO, David Lenihan led a webinar – “Motivated Wellness” – to discuss health and wellness trends, identify the hallmarks of a healthy corporate wellness program and highlight what motivates employee sign-ups and engagement (hint: tangible rewards are key). If you missed the webinar, here are a few key takeaways:
In his article, “Corporate Wellness Programs Make Us Unwell: An Interview with André Spicer,” Scott Berinato takes a hard look at Spicer’s claim that corporate wellness programs are failing. Spicer asserts that most programs are ineffective and ultimately make employees less healthy and more anxious.
HealthPrize Technologies, a leading digital health company leveraging gaming dynamics, rewards and education with the goal of improving medication adherence today announced an agreement with Connexions Loyalty that builds upon Connexions’ industry leading rewards platform. The companies will partner to give pharmaceutical companies access to a wide array of benefits that can be used to reward and motivate patients to take their medication as prescribed.
Mark Nyquist, Vice President of Product, Health and Wellness, at Connexions Loyalty and Erick Hathorn, President at Frederick C. Hathorn & Associates, participated in a webinar designed to provide information and insights for how to drive participation in health and wellness programs. With more than 30 years of experience as an incentives leader, Connexions Loyalty knows that adding incentives to your health and wellness program leads to more engaged employees.
TriWellness, a leading provider in superior workplace health solutions today announced its partnership with Connexions Loyalty, a leading provider of incentives and rewards programs, that will allow its clients to increase employee engagement in their wellness programs by offering participants an opportunity to earn exciting incentives that can be redeemed through a rewards fulfillment mall.
Connexions Loyalty will be attending and exhibiting at the 11th Annual World Health Care Congress from April 7-9, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
Connexions Loyalty, a leading provider of health and wellness incentives has launched a partnership with Frederick C. Hathorn Associates (Hathorn Associates) that will extend the reach of Connexions Loyalty into the employee well-being market place. Connexions will leverage Hathorn Associates’ expertise in employee engagement to further establish Connexions’ position as a premier provider of health and wellness incentives in the U.S.