Employers who have successfully contained their healthcare costs have created a culture of wellness. They have implemented integrated programs that build awareness and acceptance of healthful living throughout their organization. They dialog with their employees, which leads to employee engagement and excitement.
These organizations don't simply talk about health and wellness during open enrollment; they actively talk, promote, motivate, and reward their employees throughout the year for setting, achieving, and maintaining health goals. Their programs result in their workforce being continuously conscious and desirous of eating right, exercising, and practicing other lifestyle modifications that promote good physical, mental, and emotional health.
Communication is clearly critical to the ongoing success of wellness initiatives. Consistent year-round health and wellness messages keep healthy living top-of-mind. The repetition and reinforcement will bring lasting culture change.
There are many ways to communicate with your employees throughout the year. WellNotes® is one easy and consistent solution. This monthly "health letter" published by Wellsource is packed with health tips, a Q&A column, and a Health Challenge™ to motivate your employees. You can distribute WellNotes to your employees via an emailed PDF or link; you can print it out and distribute it in onsite mailboxes or during staff meetings; or participants can access it directly from the WellSuite® Portal for a truly integrated solution. Because you can customize WellNotes with your logo and brief company message, your employees will know it's your communication to them. WellNotes makes it easy to promote health and wellness to your employees all year long.