IWE offers a powerful answer for employee health
We can give you a Wellness Solution that really works
Getting people engaged in your wellness program is the biggest hurdle you have to overcome. Find out how we can customize a program for you.
Why don’t more people participate?
Wellness is critical to employers’ profitability and success. By now, virtually all employers with 200 or more employees have wellness programs in place–from bare bones to elaborate–yet fewer than 20% of employees participate. And it’s likely that the small percentage who do participate are those employees who need the program the least.
If you want to decrease your healthcare costs, drive down absenteeism and presenteeism, and increase your workforce’s sense of well-being, the answer is engagement. It’s also one of employers’ greatest challenges. IWE’s solution is to train enough people within your organization with science-based techniques to promote engagement in a way that is easy, affordable, and self-sustaining.
Start with where people are “at”
Most employers use a traditional approach that starts with HRAs and biometric testing. The results serve as the entry point, and employees are offered an array of options to act on.
But this approach flies in the face of what we know about engagement and behavior change.
Getting everyone on board with health and wellness means starting with where people are “at.” This doesn’t mean how they score on a health risk assessment or what their lab values are from biometric testing, although these are important. People need voice and choice. Just as traditional plans offer people multiple pathways to improve health, people need a variety of pathways for getting engaged from the outset.
Helping people take that first step, means starting with the issues that concern them and take away from their being fully present at work and at home. IWE’s approach is to help you engage every employee by starting with where it counts…for them.
Wellness coaches offer an individualized approach
IWE’s certified Wellness Coaches begin by assessing each person’s level of engagement and uses that as a starting point. They take into account their thoughts, beliefs, assumptions, expectations, emotions and relationships – the factors that make a difference between success and failure.
Investing in in-house staff training can lower your costs in significant ways by:
- Integrating less expensive personnel to support your HR and EAP offerings
- Reducing absenteeism and presenteeism by improving health and well-being
- Increasing healthy behaviors so the demand for expensive healthcare services is reduced
- Expanding the reach and impact of the medical services your premiums cover, by helping people where they live and work
- Fostering healthy behaviors, which is an early intervention against chronic disease and increasing health premiums
Wellness Coaches can quicken the cultural transformation and jump-start the kind of lasting, sustainable, and effective change you need right now.