Well being in and of itself is hard to define, but Gallup has come up with a great framework for personal well being which includes the following elements: Career, Social, Financial, Physical and Community. For an employee well being program to be truly holistic, it should contain all of these elements.
“Employees with low well-being are the source of immense healthcare costs and lost revenue for your organization. On the contrary, employees with high well-being engage their colleagues and customers, and save your organization thousands of dollars in healthcare costs” (Wellbeing).
Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice
- Au Bon Pain
- Beacon Capital Partners
- BioMed Realty Trust
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
- Boston Properties, Inc.
- CB Richard Elllis
- The Chiofaro Company
- The Colonnade Hotel
- Community Servings
- Crittenton Women’s Union
- Epiphany School
- Federal Reserve
- Foley Hoag LLP
- Forest City
- Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
- John Hancock/Manulife Financial
- Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
- Meister Consultants
- New England Aquarium
- Nixon Peabody
- Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
- Putnam Investments
- Seaport Hotel
- Sheraton Hotel
- TD Garden
- TRO Jung|Brannen
- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
- Turner Construction
- Zoo New England
- Application for the Boston Globe’s Top Workplaces rankings
- Health and Well-Being at Work Strategic Plan Template
- Health and Wellbeing Policy Template | Template 2
- Promoting Employee Well-Being
In The News
- “IRS Proposes Wellness Program Incentive Increases Under Affordable Care Act” Bloomberg, November 2012
- “Stress is the number one risk to employee wellbeing” HR Magazine, November 2012.
- “Target uses the Web to target employees’ health” Healthcare News, November 2012.
- “HR departments are increasingly prioritizing employee wellbeing” HR Magazine, November 2012.