Wellness programs in the workplace play an important role in keeping employees healthy and curbing the rising cost of healthcare. These programs also help attract, motivate and retain employees. Chronic diseases, prevalent in today’s workforce, can lead to a decline in the overall health of employees, contribute to increases in health-related expense for employees and employers, lower productivity and increase days of work missed. Wellness programs can help address these challenges. In this course on corporate health programs, you will learn the fundamentals of employee health and wellness programs along with a process for successfully implementing them in your company. You will be introduced to various examples of employee health programs and how they function within the total rewards model. Topics covered include:
- Determining your company’s health and wellness challenges and identifying the root causes.
- Drafting a strategy to support employee health and wellness.
- Learning to present the business case for corporate health.
- Approaches to achieving success in employee wellness programming.
- Determining key areas to support the action plan.
This course is designed for human resources professionals and business leaders with an interest in or with responsibility for the company’s work-life programs, notably in employee health and wellness programs. It is a required course for the Work-Life Certified Professional certification.
Specific areas covered in this course include:
- Total Rewards and Supporting Health and Wellness
Learn about the role of health and wellness programs within the context of total rewards. Understand a strategic approach to work-life, the value of supporting employee health and wellness and the business case for supporting these programs.
- Identifying Issues and Root Causes
Understand how to identify employee health and wellness issues and their root causes through approaches for scanning the internal and external environment and packaging qualitative and quantitative data.
- Identifying Potential Solutions
Learn to draft a strategy that supports employee wellness, approaches for achieving the strategy and how to present an effective business case for it.
- Developing Solutions and Action Plans
Understand the key areas of an action plan for supporting employee health and wellness, solution considerations and the role of the health and wellness team.
- Implementing Solutions
Discover key elements for successful implementation and learn the communication process for implementation. Learn about training the leadership team, managers, supervisors and employees on the wellness program.
- Evaluating Solutions
Dive into how to design the employee wellness plan evaluation, present evaluation data and continuously improve the program.
Upon completing this work-life course on employee health and wellness programs, you will know the fundamentals of company wellness program design, implementation and evaluation.
Ready to learn about wellness programs in the workplace?
This course is available in a variety of formats, including online and in-person.
Find a class format that works for you and register today.