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20 Characteristics of a Successful Worksite Wellness Program

No one can doubt the ability of a well-designed worksite wellness programs to improve the organization’s bottom line. In a study done by Harvard to test the effectiveness of worksite wellness programs; amazing results came up.

The summary of this study is that worksite wellness programs bring about dramatic positive changes for both the employee and organization. These numbers substantiate this fact: Organizations that implement worksite wellness programs can expect a threefold increase in their ROI. Their ROI is placed on a $3.27 to 1 scale due to a drop in healthcare costs. The main reason attributed for this is the fact that well implemented worksite wellness programs account for a sharp decrease in healthcare costs. This makes employees healthier, because of which they don’t need to take off work frequently. This factor results in raising return on investment to the tune of $2.73 to 1.

A healthy workplace is a contributor to the national economy

In addition to all these, there is another solid reason for which organizations need to implement effective worksite wellness programs. They lead to a healthier workplace, which contributes to the national exchequer, since healthier people place lesser stress on the healthcare system. And yes, as we all know, healthier people are naturally more productive at work. This leads to a more optimized economy.

Do organizations need to look for more reasons to put a worksite wellness program in place? How do they do it? This is what a very interesting webinar from TrainHR, a very popular professional trainings provider in the area of human resources, will explain. Want to explore how to implement such a wellness program into your organization? then, please enroll for this webinar by visiting TrainHR.

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

The major aspects of a wellness program

The speaker at this session is Dr. Don R. Powell, who is the President and CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, a URAC Accredited Wellness company which is a leading developer and provider of health and productivity management programs. It is internationally recognized for its ability to present health information in a format that employees can easily understand and are motivated to follow.

Dr. Powell will illustrate the various factors that organizations have to take into consideration while designing and implementing a successful worksite wellness program. In the course of this discussion, he will also offer a detailed understanding of the issues an organization may face and the choices it has. The tips and strategies necessary to ensure that the worksite wellness program is successful and endures will be offered.

Since reduction in healthcare costs, absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover, and increase employee productivity and morale are the direct consequences of an effective employee wellness program; Dr. Powell will help participating organizations understand the ways of putting in place programs which will help them achieve these outcomes. A bit of change is necessary in bringing these about. Dr. Powell guide participants towards how they can alter their organization’s culture and orient their thinking towards making the workplace a healthy one. He will explain the 20 characteristics of a healthy workplace brought about by an effective worksite wellness programs.

Don Powell will cover these areas at this webinar:

  • 20 wellness program activities
  • 3 ways to increase participation in worksite wellness programs
  • 5 ways to evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite wellness program


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