Taking fitness and nutrition beyond ‘flavour of the month’

Wellness programs should be fun, quick and interactive
By Veronica Marsden
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/31/2010

More employers are talking about wellness as a key strategy for enhancing employee engagement. It makes business sense — healthy, happy employees are sick less often, have more energy and are more engaged at work.

To be successful, however, organizations need to take wellness beyond a “flavour of the month” approach to one that is needs-driven, ongoing and sustainable. Initiatives have to be fun, interactive and quick to capture employees’ attention.

Being more active, eating better, managing weight and work-life balance top the list when it comes to important wellness goals. This is a good starting point for promoting health and well-being at work.