The Wellness Council of America, WELCOA, is an organization dedicated to providing the education and resources necessary for creating high performing and caring workplace cultures. Their overall mission is to “help employees be happy, healthy and high performing.” WELCOA has partnered with organizations around the globe and they have been researching what works and what doesn’t for the past 30 years in order to develop best wellness practices. Most recently, they have released the second generation of WELCOA’s Seven Benchmarks.
WELCOA’s Seven Benchmarks
The new Seven Benchmarks are a reflection of years of research and they will serve as the foundation of a brand-new set of tools that will support the Well Workplace process. No matter what your organization’s goals are for wellness, these benchmarks can guide you down a strategic and aligned path to success:
- Committed and Aligned Leadership
- Collaboration in Support of Wellness
- Collecting Meaningful Data to Evolve a Wellness Strategy
- Crafting an Operating Plan
- Choosing Initiatives that Support the Whole Employee
- Cultivate Supportive Health Promoting Environments, Policies, and Practices
- Conduct Evaluation, Communicate, Celebrate, and Iterate
Click here to download the full summary!
Additional WELCOA Resources
This month, WELCOA has released its new Well Workplace Checklist. This is a great first step to take because it will help you understand exactly what you need to do in order to make your wellness program a success. It is a 150-question online assessment that measures how well your organization is following the new Seven Benchmarks. When the online assessment is complete, you’ll have access to an interactive dashboard that includes customized reporting and recommendations for improving your wellness initiatives!
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