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Generating success for wellness programs with reward programs

Employee incentive programs provide the tools needed to increase involvement in wellness programs and help companies boost productivity while lowering health-related expenses.

Healthy employees drive productivity. When workers don't have to take time off because of illness, teams are able to complete more assignments and deliver better results. This has contributed to a rise in corporate wellness programs.

The Atlantic reports that these initiatives help companies reduce insurance costs and provide them with a way to engage and motivate staff members. However, it can be difficult to get employees to participate in these programs. Sometimes workers need support in their efforts to lose weight, stop smoking or lower their blood pressure.  Employee incentive programs provide the tools needed to increase involvement in wellness programs and help companies boost productivity while lowering health-related expenses.

Reward programs may soon be a growing trend in managing healthcare costs, and new technology is making it easier to implement these initiatives. The Sociable Blog states that social media provides a number of benefits for recognition systems. These networks allow organizations to quickly share news about employee performance, group goals and more. By creating an easily accessible network, companies can ensure that all staff members have access to the information they need. These online forums also help facilitate discussions that can boost engagement and provide feedback.

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