Wellness in the Workplace - Strategies for Engagement
December is Mt Baker SHRM member appreciation month!
Comprehensive wellbeing strategies and supportive workplace culture are of paramount importance to thriving organizations. There is a paradigm shift from traditional programs focused on achieving health care savings to a holistic strategy aimed at attracting and retaining great employees, providing great benefits, and achieving organizational goals in a competitive market. In this session, we will explore these new strategies and learn how to achieve value on your investment and optimal engagement.
When employees are engaged in their workplace initiatives, research shows they’re more satisfied, healthier and productive. Organizations who are successful have employees that are three and a half times more likely to significantly outperform their industry peers. A long term strategy that includes the right mix of programming along with an effective engagement strategy serve to help build trust, promotes mutual understanding, and enables employees to contribute toward organizational success.
Establishing a holistic culture of health and effective communication will enrich your company in a multitude of ways. In this session, participants will learn:
- Paradigm shift to value on investment and learn what metrics matter to organizations in today’s competitive environment
- Understand the landscape of programs and interventions that address the whole employee
- Discuss key components of an effective engagement strategy that includes communication
About the Presenter: Jennifer Spence, Health & Productivity Consultant at Alliant Employee Benefits
Jennifer Spence joined Alliant in 2014 with over two decades of experience helping employers improve the health of their workforce. Her career spans the health and wellness industry from fitness center management and wellness program coordination to health and productivity strategy including program implementation, vendor selection, development to marketing, engagement and health care strategy and health and productivity consulting.
As Health & Productivity Consultant, Jennifer oversees wellness strategies, manages vendor relationships and develops effective strategies and processes to implement programs and services. She works directly with Account Management teams to support each client’s health and productivity requests. Jennifer’s strength is listening to the need of the client and providing the support that matches their goals and objectives. She is committed to making a difference in how people live every day. To that end, she thrives on finding solutions that create meaningful and sustainable health and productivity programs that make a positive impact.