Creating an employee incentive program to promote company well-being is one thing.
Creating an employee incentive program to promote company well-being is one thing. Motivating workers to participate requires a whole different set of skills.
In a recent interview with Smart Business, Marty Hauser, CEO of SummaCare, shared some tips to getting full employee participation in reward initiatives. First, Hauser explains that programs need in-house, designated "cheerleaders" to promote them, explain the details and answer any questions.
Hauser also suggests that businesses create a wellness committee made up of employees across several different departments. This group can listen to colleagues' challenges and bring problems to the attention of senior personnel.
"Co-workers are likely to support others who are leading wellness efforts, and these relationships can turn into future opportunities for wellness initiatives and activities, such as healthy brown bag lunch days, walking and weight-loss clubs and more," Hauser told the source.
Boosting employee wellness has a positive effect not only on personal well-being, but also on the company's health. It creates a more productive workforce and cuts expenses.