The Most Overlooked Critical Piece of an Employee Wellness Plan

Posted on May 9, 2012


Employee wellness is catching on. Organizations are creating employee wellness teams and displaying wellness posters throughout the facilities for their employees. Some employers invite their employees outside for an additional 15 minutes at lunch for Friday Frisbee. Others hand out pedometers and offer “Lunch & Learns” for employees on healthy eating and how to read food labels.

Notice, however, the key word – Employee. If all of the focus is on the employee then our wellness programs may fall well short of the intended results. The most successful wellness initiatives target the employee’s family in addition to the employee.

Why it is critical to target the employee’s family in wellness initiatives?

1.       Family members are

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