corporate wellness programs

How to Get the Most from Corporate Health Coach Companies Of all the activities that happen within a wellness program, health coaching is the most expensive. Any time employees spend considerable time one-on-one with a health professional there will be a cost. Since it is the most expensive health coaching, it should be used where it will have the most impact. After 30 years in the wellness industry,…

wellness health screening

How Do You Choose the Right Biometric Screening Company? WellSteps does comprehensive wellness programming but we do not conduct biometric screenings. For the past 10 years we have helped our clients find and work with companies that do conduct screenings. This trial-and-error approach to finding the best biometric screening companies has shown us what to look for when selecting a vendor. A big impact on the quality of…

WellSteps Worksite Wellness Internship WellSteps, LLC offers worksite wellness solutions focused on helping employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors, and helping companies change their culture of health. WellSteps employs a high service approach combined with the latest in web engineering and behavior change research to help accomplish our mission. Started in 2006, WellSteps has become one of the nation’s most recognized worksite wellness programs. Over 4500 companies currently use WellSteps materials…

effective wellness programs

Every wellness program should be using incentives. They are an important part in helping employees stay motivated to make long-term behavior change. But sometimes wellness incentive programs become THE wellness program.  The tracking, awarding, and processing of the incentives consumes the wellness budget and personnel time. Too many wellness programs are not really wellness programs at all. They are employee incentive programs.  This narrow focus on incentives…

employee wellness consultant

Why Use a Corporate Wellness Consultant? Wellness programs have an extremely difficult task of reducing employee-related expenses and improving productivity by improving employee health. Behavior change is the key to improved health, yet changing human behavior is extremely hard to do. The history of weight loss programs reminds us of that. To improve behaviors, wellness programs need high levels of employee engagement, good health interventions, and long-term adherence…

health and wellness programs feature

The FREE Stop and Go Fast Food Guide Corporate health and wellness programs are effective if they can help employees eat healthier, be more physically active, and not smoke. Eating healthier is tough! With so much fast food surrounding us it is next to impossible for most people to eat a healthy diet. If we all ate food "close to its natural state," there would be less obesity…

Wellness ideas from WellSteps

This blog discusses some more popular corporate wellness ideas that can make your program better—if you are strategic about how you do them. Each must be communicated effectively, tracked, and incentivised. Wellness ideas by themselves are just perks. Wellness ideas that are properly implemented change lives by improving health and reducing health care costs. The corporate wellness ideas described below, by themselves, may not actually improve your wellness…

To offer an effective wellness program companies need to provide 3 things: staff that is qualified to plan and administer the program effective behavior change interventions and activities a web-based data platform on which to administer, communicate, and evaluate the program. Few companies do all three: they have trained health promotion or wellness professionals on staff, they create and disseminate scientifically backed wellness programs and activities and they…

Employee Wellness Program Ideas Time Test by Health and Wellness Programs Do you know why only 11% of Californians smoke while over 26% of the adults in Kentucky smoke? California has less than half of the smoking rate of Kentucky because California has created a culture and environment that discourages tobacco use. California has made it easier to quit and much harder to smoke than just about…

The decision to start an employee wellness program requires a substantial commitment of both time and resources. Programs that are started for the right reasons can transform the worksite culture and the very lives of employees and their families. There are a few factors that can predict which programs will thrive and which ones were will fail. Here is a list of questions (predictors) that can be…