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How to build the ultimate corporate wellness program

Corporate Wellness is a corporate program created with the goal of improving employee health and wellbeing. Despite this simple description, if you pulled 10 random working professionals off of the street and asked them to define Corporate Wellness you will not find a single, unitary definition.

Corporate Wellness programs vary from business to business. Whether it be weekly standing meetings, healthy snack options in the company kitchen, or corporate pricing to local fitness studios, what defines a company’s corporate wellness program is based on the strengths, weaknesses, and employees that make up that company.

In this series of articles, we will thoroughly explore the concept of Corporate Wellness. First we will use research data to concretely and quantitatively understand how Corporate Wellness is able to effectively reduce health care costs and absenteeism while increasing employee retention, recruitment, productivity, health, and happiness.

We will then define what Corporate Wellness is for your business and guide you in how to effectively implement a Corporate Wellness program into your company culture through offering you tried-and-true tools, resources, and strategies.

Below is an outline, breaking down this series. At the end of this series we hope to leave you with a developed, deep understanding of Corporate Wellness as well as resources that you can use for the implementation of your own Corporate Wellness program!

Table of Contents

Ch 1 – What/Why Corporate Wellness

1.1 Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program: Employee Health and Cost Reduction

1.2 – Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program: Work Engagement and Productivity

Ch 2 – How to Start an Effective Corporate Wellness Program

2.1 – How to start a Corporate Wellness Program

2.2 – Budgets and Cost of Corporate Wellness Program

2.3 – Support and options available for Business owners

Ch 3 – Strategies for Success

3.1 – Detailed steps + further considerations + nuances

3.2 – Health Contingent vs Outcome Based Programs

3.3 – Strategies, Tools, and Tips (Wellness challenges, newsletters, program examples)

Ch 4 – Engagement and Participation

4.1 – Incentives for engagement

Ch 5 – Long Term Results

5.1 – Long Term Results + Program Examples