Employee wellness programs, particularly those managed with the use of employee health software systems, can be an effective way of investing in the health and wellbeing of your employees. However, many employee wellness programs fail to have the impact that occupational health staff hope for.
This paper discusses where many employee wellness programs go wrong, and suggests steps to improve, without the need for further financial investment.
Areas of discussion include:
- How simply offering an employee wellness program is not enough
- How you can increase the impact of existing technologies that your OH department has in place, such as employee health software systems
- What kind of incentives to avoid
About the Author
Chrissy Gebhart Ellis is an Occupational Health Product Manager at Medgate. Prior to joining Medgate in October of 2007, Chrissy was the technical lead and system administrator for a Medgate OH & S implementation for a U.S. Army command. Chrissy earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science, and minor in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama.More Content by Chrissy Ellis