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5 Strategies to Increase Employee Engagement in Your Wellbeing Program

5 Strategies to Increase Employee Engagement in Your Wellbeing Program

Getting your employees to participate fully in your wellness program requires a multipronged approach.  Here are several options  that will help your employees get actively involved in improving their wellbeing and more engaged in your organization:

 

  1. Create or modify your existing wellbeing incentive program

Leverage your existing wellbeing and engagement services by either implementing an incentive program or modifying your existing incentive program to reward your employees for their efforts:

  • A few approaches are listed below, from least to most aggressive. All activities and incentive tracking occurs within wellness portal, alleviating administrative burden from HR team.
    • Quarterly (or monthly) raffle for those that participate in...
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Change Your Salty Ways

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much sodium? To kick your salt habit, you first have to know how much sodium you are consuming in the first place. For the next three weeks, we'll help you lower your sodium intake and curb your salt habit by choosing wisely, reading nutrition labels, and watching your portions. And, we'll be getting to know the salty six--common foods that may be loaded with excess sodium.

An easy way to keep tabs on how much sodium you eat is by jotting down what you eat - that bagel for breakfast, or the roll served with last night's dinner - along with the accompanying sodium stats. To find sodium stats, take a look at the Nutrition Facts label. The amount of sodium per serving is listed in milligrams, abbreviated "mg." Remember that if you eat two servings of a food, you are getting twice the amount of sodium shown on the label.

Once you know how much sodium you are consuming, it's time to make healthier choices as you shop for...

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How to reach across the generational gap in wellness

Let’s face it: millennials have a bad reputation in the workforce.  Often labeled as entitled, impatient, and always multitasking, millennials are seeking a “work-life” balance (often with most of the emphasis on life!). But as our workforce continues to age, millennials are here to stay. And employers with a wellness program are now tasked with designing a program that meets the unique needs of a multigenerational workforce.

A 20-something worker just out of college has different priorities and health risks than someone who has been in the workforce for several decades, and most wellness programs don’t have extra room in their budgets to offer programs that appeal to each generation.  So, how do you do it?

Here are some of the ways that we can reach all generations with our wellness programming:

  • Play to your strengths – Each generation comes with unique talents and strengths – take advantage of that! ...
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How to build successful online wellness programs

As technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, it's no surprise that online education has become a cost-effective model for schools, businesses, and even wellness programs. With 84% of our population reporting home access to a computer1, onlinei educational modules are a great alternative to lunch-and-learn events that require coordination of a speaker's schedule, office space, and often a healthy mean. 

When employers make online learning available, they allow all employees to have access to the same information with the ability to learn conveniently from the comfort of home or work. Sounds great, right? There's a catch: not all educational modules are created equal. So, what should you look for when considering an online learning module?

  1. Is the program cusomizable for my population? Understanding what your population needs is one of the first steps when offering a wellness program. At US Wellness, we learn...
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We are very pleased with our wellness portal adoption rates for our first year!  Wonderful work US Wellness!

Written By HR Director

Thank you so much for always being so proactive and helpful. It make such a huge difference in our ability to run a successful wellness program! 

Written By HR Representative

I am learning a lot from the US Wellness Health Improvement Program videos available on the wellness portal. I went grocery shopping earlier this week on a full stomach. That is a much better way to go, you tend to only get what you need, save money and I don't compulsive buy on what I am craving. Thanks for your help!

Written By Shannon W.

You are one of the key drivers in a total lifestyle change of my wife and myself. Together we lost 60 pounds and have kept it off for 3 years. You help keep us accountable.

Written By Employee at Microsoft

Since switching to US Wellness from another vendor we have realized a 108% increase in wellness portal utilization in just six months and our total costs decreased by 40%!

Written By unknown

I LOVE US Wellness. The wellness portal has so many resources and I love how automated everything is.

Written By unknown2

Our onsite screening event could not have gone any better. The staff was wonderful and the event flowed smoothly and no one had to wait. The US Wellness lead was very thorough in her communications and expectations of her staff.

Written By unknown3

I’m so impressed with this team from start to finish! We appreciate the responsiveness and collaboration. You all do such a great job!

Written By unknown4

On behalf of the entire team, thank you for another successful implementation. It seems like we launched this program just the other day and here we are all wrapped up. I also want to express my satisfaction with the physician form process that you managed this year. The process was very smooth.

Written By unknown5

I love working for US Wellness as a health screener. You always provide me with the information I need to do my job well at the screening events. Thank you for helping me do a great job!

Written By unknown7

We’ve had such positive feedback on the US Wellness team. They are always on time, very professional, and very efficient. We are very pleased with the quality of service!

Written By unknown8

The biometric screening events are going really well and your team as always is on top of it. Thanks for being such a great partner!

Written By unknown9

We could not have asked for a better team than the one led by US Wellness this last week during our screenings.  They showed up early, were efficient, and all had very positive and helpful attitudes.  They were a great team and provided the City employees with first class service.  I am positive they had an impact on several employees who will hopefully use this screening as a motivator for better health … I know it will be a motivator for me!  They represented US Wellness as a top notch, customer focused group and we could not have been more pleased with their work.

 

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On behalf of Syniverse, I would like to thank you and your team for a successful biometrics screening event. Most importantly, we appreciate the exceptional service your screening team gave our employees. We look forward to another successful event next year!

Written By Warren

I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to work for US Wellness.  I have to tell you that after many years of working with several different wellness companies, your company US Wellness is by far one of the best. I was so impressed with how organized you all are and how pleasant everyone was to work with. When the equipment arrived...everything was included...and when I had a problem with one shipment d/t UPS problem, you took care of it right away. Leesa was lovely to speak with before and after the event too...as was David..so thanks again.

Written By US Wellness Provider