If you’re in the market for a corporate wellness program for your team, you’ve probably seen a plethora of different programs and approaches, each toting their own specific benefits. So, how do you ensure you choose the right program for your company? We believe that the ideal wellness programs are much more than an app that tracks workouts—a program should align with your organizational goals, needs, culture and company values, as well as inspire your employees to keep going. So, what factors should you consider when researching a corporate wellness program for your company?
Corporate wellness programs should involve an initial assessment to create a starting point and determine program goals. Programs that skip this step may be great for companies looking for a simple app that tracks workouts for their employees, but may miss the mark for companies looking to encourage a multi-dimensional approach to wellness, and can fall short when measuring program progress.
Once you have your key program goals and your starting point established, you should consider how those goals will be achieved. Look for a corporate wellness program that clearly outlines a road map for success and offers an easy way for employees to track their progress. This should include individual goals, activities and team initiatives. A program that includes a wellness or fitness challenges app is a great, convenient way to track and measure progress, and includes the power of collaboration, competition, and teamwork. Each corporate wellness program that supports employee well-being has its own methodology, so you can choose one that aligns best with your company’s goals and culture.
So, you’ve had an assessment, you have a road map and your goals identified, but how do you know if your employees will even participate? Close attention is needed at the launch of the program, to create awareness and encourage participation. Additionally, we believe fitness challenges and incentives tied to intrinsic motivation are excellent drivers of employee participation. Aligning employee well-being programs to overall organizational goals is the best approach for maximum impact for employees, company and community.
Givhero is an application that takes each of these factors and combines them into one easy-to-use package. This is more than just an app that tracks workouts! Whereas similar fitness challenge apps simply measure workouts and provide limited engagement, we understand that wellness means more than simply getting your steps in. That’s why we’ve incorporated other dimensions of wellness into our platform. After completing the initial planning process, employees are guided down a path consisting of individualized goals, activities, challenges and team initiatives, designed to keep their body and mind sharpened.
Businesses that have adopted Givhero have enjoyed a 50% increase in employee participation over their previous programs! But, of course, a little extra motivation from colleagues is always powerful from time to time. In these cases, Givhero allows community members to send a “motivation” pick-me-up or recognize one’s achievements with a friendly round of “applause”! Not to mention, all programs are tied to charitable causes for engagement and social impact!
If you’re looking to increase your team’s overall wellness or want to offer a unique health and wellness program to your corporate clients, we’re here to help! We use intrinsic motivation to inspire teams to reach their personal and community wellness goals. Schedule a meeting to learn more about how Givhero works.