What is an Employee Wellness Program?
An employee wellness program is any worksite activity designed to support better employee health. These activities often include medical screenings, incentives for healthy behaviors, behavior change interventions, health coaching, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss programs, social support, gamified wellness challenges and much more.
In reality, “wellness” is an umbrella term that represents all aspects of well being including physical health, financial health, mental health, and social connections to name a few. In other words, it’s taking care of yourself so you can do your best work when it’s needed most.
When we speak of “wellness”, specifically “employee wellness“, we are not simply talking about workplace factors as they relate to an employee’s place in a business. Employees are not mere economic units—the entire spectrum of human well-being plays into how well an employee feels and performs at their job.
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