What is worksite wellness?
A worksite wellness program is an organized program for employees designed to enrich their physical, mental, emotional, and occupational well-being. A major goal of a worksite wellness program is to make the work environment more supportive of healthy behaviors like healthy eating, being physically active, managing stress and quitting tobacco. Worksite wellness programs can be organized through a team or committee of employees that meets to plan activities and environmental changes that promote good health.
Worksite wellness programs are beneficial to businesses of all sizes. Whether you own a local poboy shop or manage a large accounting firm, placing value on your employees' health inspires a happier, more productive workforce. The steps to creating a wellness program and its benefits are consistent no matter the size of your business. However, we understand that resources are not! The good news is that small businesses with limited resources can successfully support employee health just as large corporations can.
This step-by-step worksite wellness guide will walk you through the seven basic steps to creating your own worksite wellness program. Each step has a What Size Is My Organization? section. There, you will find specific tips for implementing that step for your organization's size.
What size is my organization?
- Small: businesses with 250 employees or less
- Medium: businesses with 251 to 999 employees
- Large: businesses with 1000 or more employees