Technology drives wellness programs

Intranet, email and voicemail reach employees wherever they are working
By Erin Dick and Sarah Cook
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/07/2010

When it comes to driving participation in wellness programs, traditional strategies that target those in the office with a one-hour lunch-and-learn session just won’t cut it anymore.

Between work and family demands, people have a lot on their plates, and offering programs at flexible times when employees can participate makes good business sense.

Employees are working flexible schedules and off-site, so wellness support needs to extend beyond the workplace. Technology allows this, from the assessment and program promotion stages through to delivery and participant retention.