Rising health care costs and diminishing health. It’s on the minds of nearly every employer and politician in America. At IWCO Direct, we understand that employee wellness is not only a critical factor to our company’s success but also the success of our customers’ direct marketing programs. We also believe being proactive about employee wellness is more than anguishing over health care costs. We’re committed to learning everything we can about disease and lifestyle management programs that can improve the lives of our employees.
As an example, some of our facilities have on-site fitness centers, and we encourage employees to work out before or after their shift. We have developed wellness programs and offer weekly stretching, yoga and Weight Watchers classes on-site. In addition, employees can earn gift cards throughout the year by completing online fitness/health surveys. We also have begun to incorporate tips for living a healthier lifestyle into our internal newsletter. Topics have ranged from flu prevention to ideas for better, more healthful snacking.
Our employees are also taking up the challenge and taking it upon themselves to make fitness a priority. For example, several employee groups participate in weekly runs, bike or walks – in addition to their personal programs.
We will delve deeper into a few of our wellness programs in future posts. But we would like to hear from you too. How does your company promote wellness?
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