Employee Wellness is defined as the health of the labour force. (Types of…
is defined as the health of the labour force.
Purpose : help to create a workforce that is productive across all age groups
Healthy workforce will increase your overall productivity when they have work-life balance
Reduced healthcare costs:
With healthier employees, companies can save on medical costs
Improved talent attraction and retention:
With a good workplace culture and environment, talent attraction and retention are likely to increase
Reduce staff turnover rate
Reduce healthcare costs
7 steps to implement wellness program
Step 1 : Develop an advisory committee to represent the interests of employees, management and labour unions
Step 2: Conduct a needs and resource assessment:
Step 4: Include incentives (encourage participation)
Step 5: Notify employees:
Step 7: Evaluate the program
Step 3: Develop program components and activities (based on findings from assessment):
Step 6: Implement the program
Government funding: Health Promotion Board Grant (currently ceased)
WHP Grant (SMEs)
WHP Grant (Women’s Health)
Mental Health Top Up Grant
Dimension of employee wellness
: Encompasses a variety of healthy behaviours
: Encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance and ability to share feelings.
: Encourages creative, stimulating mental activities.
: Ability to interact successfully in our global community and to live up to the expectations and demands of our personal roles.
: An awareness of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.
: Involves preparing and making use of your gifts, skills, and talents in order to gain purpose, happiness, and enrichment in your life.
: Involves possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that help give direction to one's life.
Host of the wellness program
The task of Employee Wellness more often than not falls into the hands of the Human Resource department.
An external vendor is also an option in facilitating an Employee Wellness programme.
A wellness committee consists of volunteers who are willing to take on the task of setting up the wellness programmed.
Types of wellness programs
Incentives e.g. stress balls, insulated lunch bags, water bottles
Healthy snacks for meetings and breaks
Corporate Social Responsibility Events
Ways to promote wellness
Promote Preventive Care
Incentives To Be Healthy
Improve Workplace Food Options
Get Employees Up And Active
Characteristics Of Effective Wellness Programmes
Use Communication Materials
Offer Self-help Programmes
Provide Health Coaching
Teach Medical Self-Care
Address High/Low Risk Employees
Evaluation Of Wellness Programmes
Provide Assessment Activities