How do HR initiate a corporate wellness program in their organisation?
There is a simple formula that many human resources departments can follow to create a wellness program: Easy, Better, Faster, and Affordable.
Easy: stands for making the process for you and your employees to partake in this initiative; it can be as simple as doing health screening or BMI checking. This will drive up awareness.
Better: How do you improve from one program and start expanding more programs, creating a feedback mechanism loop or having a management system in place or hiring an external consultant
Faster: What can you do to improve the participation/engagement rate? Refer to the point of adding gamification to the wellness initiative, and there will be a sense of achievement.
Affordable: How do you make your outpatient/inpatient premiums and charges cheaper? Once you have met the objective of your programs, you will notice a significant decline in applying for medical leave to keep your organisation happy and productive all year long.
The most crucial aspect of creating a corporate wellness program is to conduct engagement surveys and ensure they are more consistent and frequent. Once you have completed an assessment, identify what areas need improvement.
For example, on the topic of reducing medical costs, you require data points to measure the medical utilisation rate. HealthMetrics
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Supposed, if multiple employees are diagnosed with the common flu, the next preventive measure would be to have a corporate-wide vaccination against the virus to prevent it from getting infected and strengthen the immune system.