What Stage Is Your Wellness Program At?
Stage 1: Reactive
Hindsight is 20/20. At this stage, your program works to fix problems once they arise, but doesn’t have a consistent wellness plan in place to prevent those problems from happening again.
Reactive responses to health/wellness problems that arise
Difficulty providing impactful support in response to an issue
Current benefits are underused, and employee sentiment is low
No objectives set or data collected to measure program impacts
High employee turnover and low productivity
Stage 2: Receptive
Recognizing the need. This is the first step to any company building an impactful wellness program. You have a better understanding of how your employees feel and what they need to truly excel. Now it’s just a matter of organizing it all.
Have occasional wellness initiatives and programming for employees
HR team trying to double as event planners for wellness themes throughout the year
Struggle to get everyone out to events and disappointing program usage
You’ve started to monitor attendance but can’t track much past that
Employee morale seems decent, but you have yet to really see the ROI from your efforts
Stage 3: Productive
Seeing the results. At this stage you’ve been able to build up a functioning wellness program and have begun to see the fruits of your labour. Employees have easy access to supports but it’s a struggle to make wellness a part of the company’s culture.
Consistent wellness programming and/or access to meaningful supports
Have begun to automate processes or leverage software to help facilitate your wellness programming
Program participation is fine but not where you want it to be
You’ve started to monitor usage more closely across initiatives to gauge employee sentiment and preferences
Your people feel cared for, are more present at work and have increased job satisfaction
Stage 4: Proactive
Creating a culture of wellness. This is the stage your program begins to really impact the way your people operate and collaborate. Management is leading by example and encouraging employees to take an active role in their wellbeing.
Your program is not only providing resources but influencing the way employees view their wellness
Your program runs seamlessly and makes planning easy for HR
Leadership buy in has increased employee engagement
Integrated analytics to tract usage and impacts
Reduced healthcare costs and improved organizational performance
Stage 5: Holistic
Integrated Wellness Strategy. These programs go past just offering help and encouraging it. Programs are holistic once wellness is imbedded into the day-to-day processes of a company. This is once employee wellness is a part of your culture, not just an initiative.
Employees always have access to desired supports and are actively encouraged to be mindful of their wellness
Your program is self-sufficient and integrated into your company’s processes
Every level of the business actively engages with your program
Integrated analytics, regular reports and actionable plans
Enhanced retention with truly happy and healthy employees