I’ve been thinking a lot about workplace health priorities, and recently discovered Virgin Pulse (VP). VP has several articles, videos, and other free resources that can be used to help create or enhance Employee Well-Being programs. According to their ‘about’ page, “Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, designs technology that cultivates good lifestyle habits for your employees.”
This past Monday I read their article entitled, “The Business of Healthy Employees; A Survey of Workplace Health Priorities (2014).” The article made several good points and offered some insight that I will certainly be putting into practice in our facility’s Well-Being program.
According to “Workplace Health Priorities”, the top three programs OFFERED to employees were smoking cessation programs, physical activity, and mental health/depression services.
Also according to the survey, the top three programs REQUESTED by employees are physical activity programs, healthy on-site food choices, and onsite gyms or fitness classes.
It seems to me that in order for a program to function successfully, it has to offer what is requested. Or at the very least STRIVE for that.
Does the company you work for offer a Wellness/Well-Being program? Are you involved in the committees or teams?
What would it take for you to be able to feel that your voice is being heard? Do that.