Large businesses have been doing worksite wellness programs for decades.
But for many small and medium size businesses, this is a new concept. Many employers don't know where to start to offer programs that will improve employee productivity and morale, and reduce escalating health care costs.
This session will review the barriers that small and medium businesses face when implementing worksite wellness initiatives, opportunities unique to small and medium businesses and how you can use the learnings of a research-backed initiative to implement a wellness strategy in your business.
Participants will learn the basic elements of creating a successful worksite wellness program drawing from industry best practices and research.
Why you should Attend
In the United States, worksite wellness programs are offered by most large employers, but America runs on small and medium businesses. What can a small business do to improve employee wellbeing? This program presents a variety of strategies and approaches that small and medium businesses can use to deliver high quality and impactful wellness programs.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Identify the challenges and opportunities for worksite well-being programs in small businesses
- Discuss elements of the WELCOA Seven Benchmarks that can be leveraged and implemented in small businesses
- Discuss the types of successes small and businesses have had in implementing wellness programs
Who Will Benefit
- Chief People or Human Resources Officer
- Director of Compensation and Benefit
- Director of Total Rewards
- Company Presidents
- Vice Presidents
- All Employees
Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness, is an expert in workplace well-being. She leverages over 30 years of business experience in various marketing, consulting and executive roles across a variety of different industries. For the past decade, Ms. Ryan has been creating healthier businesses and impacting the lives of employees, through her consulting work and speaking on worksite well-being.
Mari earned a Bachelor’s degree from Lesley University, an MBA from Boston University, a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from Nebraska Methodist College, and is a certified Worksite Wellness Consultant. She is the founder and former Board Chair of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts. Mari is an active member of the National Speakers Association.
Mari is the author of The Thriving Hive: How People-Centric Organizations Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results, winner of the 2019 Axiom Business Book award.