Do Recognition Programmes Contribute To Employee Wellness?

In a corporate environment, wellness may not seem like a top priority, but employers are now consistently recognising that when they look after the wellbeing of their employees, corporate results are bound to improve.


A recent study shows a valuable insight into corporate wellness, and proves that there is a strong connection between employee recognition programmes and employee wellness.


This landmark report was called Trends in Employee Recognition and was published in 2013. It was based on research that was carried out by WorldatWork and the ITA Group and aims to understand the link between corporate wellness programmes and employee behaviour. The report points out that these wellness programmes help to motivate specific behaviour and that this benefits employees and employers in the long run.


More organisations than ever before are now including some element of employee wellness as an incentive as part of their benefit and compensation strategy. This is in a concerted effort to help cut the costs of health care premiums. This is especially so the case in America, where  Obamacare, otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, means that employers have to provide affordable access to health care insurance for all of their employees. Part of this involves allowing flexible options for employers when they offer corporate health programmes as part of their benefits packages.


Corporate wellness programmes help to motivate employees by encouraging them to take responsibility for their wellbeing and personal health. The survey showed that 70 percent of organisations offered somewhere between three and six recognition programmes which reward healthy behaviours. These incentive plans in key areas can help to improve employee innovation and productivity. Employees can then reach their personal productivity goals without much effort.

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