Gather your data
Gather data to understand your workplace and your employees.
One of the best ways to give your program a great start is to ask employees what they want to see. You need to understand the current health and wellness environment of your workplace and gauge the interest level of your employees. By doing both these things, your wellness committee can effectively plan strategic interventions.
Below you will find two survey’s. The responses to these surveys will be used in planning your workplace wellness program for all employees
After you have surveyed employees and assessed your work site, it’s time to plan your workplace wellness program. Be sure to look critically at the themes and gaps identified in both of the survey results. Is there a high interest level in certain topics? Are there gaps in your workplace policies? Use this information to begin creating a plan for your program.
Use your workplace assessment and employee survey information
Once you have had the chance to assess employees’ interests and your work environment, choose which wellness topics or themes are best suited for your workplace. Then use the “educate, act, support” mindset to start brainstorming around the first focus of your wellness program.
- Did you identify gaps in workplace policies?
- Are you interested in creating a wellness policy?
- Were any physical environment changes identified?
- Is there a wellness topic that was identified as a major interest by your employees?