Looking to hire a wellness provider? Consider this…
Studies show, the ROI (Return Of Investment) for corporate wellness is around 3:1! No wonder companies large and small are looking to provide wellness programs. A well put together workplace wellness program will improve overall employee health, which correlates to higher productivity, lower absences and greater retention.
Implementing a successful corporate wellness initiative can be a daunting task. Hiring a provider might be your best option, but with the industry expected to grow by 7% in the next 6 years, there will be a lot of options out there.
Here are a few things you’ll want to consider before hiring a corporate wellness provider.
Client Focused and Goal Oriented Approach
Knowing your company’s wellness needs and goals is step one in building the program that fits best. Your potential provider should start with an in-depth consultation to clearly understand how to best serve you and your employees and routine follow ups to make any adjustments needed along the way.
Custom Fit Programs to Maximize Results
We all know there is no “one-size-fits-all” to fitness. This is especially true with corporate wellness. Things like office culture, employee demographics and general workload are things to consider. Matching to these is like putting together a puzzle and your program should feel custom fit to your needs.
Metric Tracking for Success
Knowing if your wellness initiative is successful is important. Tracking employee participation helps justify certain programs while also bringing to light the ones that may need to be adjusted. This can be done in house, but your provider should be just as equally concerned and have their own tracking methods too.
It’s important that your wellness provider be able to seamlessly integrate into any initiatives you may already have in place. Having them on the same page and moving in the same direction helps allow the maximum effect on your employee’s overall health and wellness. This is both internally and with any external providers you may have.
When hiring a wellness provider, consider whether this is a short term gig or more along the lines of a life-long partnership. It’s way better to hire right in the beginning to create a path of wellness success in your office that’s sustainable, rather than re-hiring part way through or even routinely.
To Wrap Up
Take your time when hunting down a wellness provider and do some research. Of course the above is just a quick run-down on some of the more general aspects to hiring a wellness provider. We always encourage community input, so have your employees vote on what they think would best help them achieve their health goals.
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