Even a well-researched and well-planned program cannot achieve success without employee participation and active engagement. Your employees, and your business, will not receive any benefit if employees do not think the program is meaningful for them, personally, and believe they will gain from the experience. Thus, a successful health promotion program is one where people do more than simply “participate” – they need to feel engaged in a worthy endeavor where one’s personal mission aligns with that of the organization. Here are some ways to achieve high engagement by employees.

Working Well: Tips to Improve Employee Engagement


Gather information from employees in a needs assessment or focus group


Include leaders and representatives from many departments in your wellness committee


Use appropriate incentives to encourage participation and reward success


Use competitions, and allow family members to join


Keep messages fresh and communicate regularly

  • Involve Employees in the Planning Process

  • Identify Employee Leaders and Form Employee Advisory Groups (Wellness Committees)

  • Encourage Participation and Reward Results with Incentives

  • Tap into Competition

  • Include Family Members

  • Keep in Touch

  • Engagement is More than Participation

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