Tactics for Workplace Wellness Success

Employee Benefits News: “Technology has taken over the wellness space in recent years. Employers and consumers have purchased breaking-edge technology in health and mobile spaces to improve wellness through everything from biometric screenings to incentive design. Now, many employers are getting back to basics and focusing on improving the company’s culture of health and workplace environment to change unhealthy behavior.”

“According to OptumHealth’s latest workplace survey, 47% of large companies are interested in environmental strategies that can influence healthy behaviors at work. The top changes employers made to their environment related to their cafeterias and vending machines, as well as establishing smoke-free campuses. In all, one-in-three employers has made changes to their work environment.”

“While the majority of employers focus their time and energy into incentives for healthy behaviors, many thought leaders believe incentives don’t drive change, they only drive compliance.”