If you’re struggling to engage employees around your organization’s wellness program, you’re not alone. While 85% of large employers offered a wellness program in 2015, only 60% of employees were aware of the program and 40% of those who were aware participated, according to a Gallup poll.
Wellness programs can be valuable to both organizations and its employees, but only when implemented correctly. They take time, personalization, education, consistent engagement, constant communication and measurement. The higher the participation, the better chance of improving overall health and preventative care compliance, which saves money for the organization and your employees for the long haul.
Here are five ways to ensure higher employee wellness program participation with examples from Compass Professional Health Services and EnLink Midstream.