How to Make Wellness Program Excitement Last [Infographic]

Source: www.gratisography.com

Source: www.gratisography.com

Your wellness program got off to a great start. Employees were excited and you saw a real difference around the office. But now that some time has passed, that initial excitement has faded and participation has dwindled.

You’re not alone. In fact, the biggest problem facing employee wellness programs is lack of participation says 52 percent of employers surveyed by Limeade, a corporate wellness technology company. So how can you overcome the challenge of participation and keep interest from fizzling out? To answer that question, Limeade compiled the infographic below.

Some highlights include:

  • Sustaining interest and active involvement was a challenge for 49% of employers surveyed
  • 65% of employers see incentives as the most important factor to a successful wellness program
  • 45% of employers say friendly competition between peers is one of the most effective ways to drive participation
  • 59% of employers surveyed said leadership involvement was one of the most effective factors for a successful wellness program

Check out the full infographic below to see how to play the wellness game and win with better employee participation.

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How do you get employees excited about wellness? Share in the comments below!


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Author: Heather Huhman

Waldorf, Md.-based Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager and president of Come Recommended, a content-marketing and digital-PR consultancy for job-search and human-resources technologies. She is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle.

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