- Wellness programs are more successful if outcomes are measured and compared to their objectives.
- Performance measurement offers an organization many opportunities including :
- Has the program has been implemented as planned?
- Does a program meets its quality criteria?
- Is a program is attracting the intended participation levels?
- Is there evidence of individual employee health impacts?
- What are the health outcomes of the program relative to disability, engagement and absenteeism rates?
- Is there ongoing commitment to the program?
- Typical measurements can include :
- Participation rates
- Adherence levels (for long-term programs)
- Participant satisfaction
- Perceived value
- A company's outcome potential will depend on what health issues are important to the company, the degree to which management supports the programs and how comprehensive the program is designed at the outset of the planning process.
- We recommend that campany's that are new to Wellness Programming start small and build their program over time. Simply starting any wellness initiative will send a positive signal to your employees that your organization cares about their health and well-being.