Communicating to employees

Be sure to dedicate time and resources to actively communicate with employees about the wellness program to increase participation and engagement. Develop a communications strategy before launching the program. Most people need to see information presented to them in a variety of ways. Thinking about your workplace, what communication channels are available to you to leverage? Where do employees spend most of their time? Which of these channels or places will be an effective place for you to communicate about your program? Who are they inspired by? Below are some common communication streams found in workplaces:

  • lunchroom or bulletin board posters
  • intranet or internal social channels
  • all-staff emails
  • team meetings
  • word of mouth from wellness committee members