Offering your employees well-being initiatives that they can use to their benefit may seem like a solid idea. It provides your employees a way to de-stress and improve their personal and professional life. But, are you giving your employees the well-being benefits that they really want and need?
Every employer struggles with the fine line between benefits that will enhance the lives of their staff without costing them a bundle in the process. Yet, introducing a well-being initiative that your workers are not interested in at all is a colossal waste of money for you and them.
To avoid a wasted expenditure, seven members of Forbes Coaches Council share how you can figure out what the best employee well-being initiative to provide to your staff is and what factors you should consider when implementing it. Here’s what they recommend:
1. Ask Them What They Want
Too often, we sit in boardrooms and make decisions about what is best for our employees without even consulting them. Do your research on what other companies have successfully implemented and why. Then share the results with your employees to gauge their interest in participating in such an initiative. – Ed Krow, Turbo Execs, LLC
2. Tailor The Initiative To Individual Specificity
As a registered dietitian, I see a variety of problems and potential solutions every day. Some need healthy snacks, others benefit from having a gym onsite. However, the one thing that seems to fit the majority is health education. With two-thirds of the U.S. population being overweight, knowledge of how to manage and reverse diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol is always welcomed. – Frances McIntosh, Intentional Coaching LLC
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