POWCERT is honored that one of their books, Transforming Workplace Wellness is now on the 2021 curriculum at the University of Wisconsin.
The book outlines a step-by-step approach to develop a workplace wellness strategy and is the foundation of the POWCERT CWPA Online Wellness Certification.
Corporate wellness programs continue to grow and evolve as more is understood about employee and employer needs in the workplace, the motivational factors that encompass participation, and what to do with the accumulation of data on health and wellbeing.
The rewards for having a wellness program are multi-fold, and ensuring that employees are rewarded for a job well done, have a sense of purpose, are involved in decision-making, and are happy and motivated are all major factors in talent management and retention as the time and costs in hiring and training a new employee can be as high as 30 percent of an employee’s salary.
While your own organization will have its own motives for implementing a wellness program, the common drivers amongst companies are:
1. Health care costs
3. Talent acquisition
5. Health and safety
Wellness encompasses all aspects of our life, whether we are at work, at home, or in the community and it’s often not until there is a health scare with either ourselves, or someone close to us, that we pay attention and realize that we have to get serious about managing our overall well-being.
A workplace wellness program is not only an investment in the employees, it is a structured approach tailored to the needs and culture of your company and the programs that thrive are the ones that make it personal for employees to identify and make small positive changes.
One size does not fit all when it comes to wellness programing and it is the wellness program managers who are both equipped with the foundational knowledge to build and develop their own programs and are creative in their methodology that are successful in combining winning content with engaging events.
Life is not played out in a vacuum and a well-rounded approach to increasing an employee’s overall well-being spreads beyond the workplace highlighting the connection between the workplace, home, social life, and the community.