Shifting the Well-Being Strategy
According to Arthur J. Gallagher’s 2017 Capital Insights Report, 72% of employers are frustrated that they’re investing in wellness programs their employees aren’t using. However, when investigating further, it was found that their wellness programs focused more on healthcare cost-management. When they think first about employee and organizational health from a holistic standpoint, there’s a significant opportunity to change the strategy.
Connecting the Dots
This report suggests looking at how well-being, employee engagement, culture, and communication strategies connect with your organization’s overall business strategy. Often the first step in doing this is performing a workforce evaluation to determine workplace culture and environment, as well as what employees need from their employer. Some suggested questions from the report include:
- What is the political climate of the organization?
- How are employees recognized? Do recognition programs align with business objectives and
- What type of behaviors are rewarded in the workplace, and do they align with the overall vision
- Is the workforce prepared to be resilient? How do employees manage stress?
- Are leaders modeling positive behaviors?
- How do communications show employees they’re valued and motivate positive action?
Wellness programs continue to be a competitive solution to keeping healthcare costs down and workplace cultures positive. However, it’s even more beneficial to your wellness strategy when paired with a comprehensive engagement and employee communication approach. Click here to read the full Capital Insights Report!