Recognition programs and providing incentives for participation are great ways to boost participation in your wellness program. Research shows it can take a number of years for a wellness program to be built solidly into a workplace culture, so it is important to recognize and provide incentives to employees who champion wellness in the workplace.
Consider creating an internal structure where employees who champion wellness are rewarded with participation prizes, certificates or acknowledgement on internal communication streams.
According to SunLife Financial Study the most effective incentives include:
66% personal time off
21% paid time to attend wellness iniatives
17% draws for prizes
Brand your program
It is important for your wellness program to hold an identity and brand. This will help it become visible in your workplace and recognized by staff. Consider developing a name and logo for your program and include this information on all of your communications to staff. This is where you can get creative, so have fun with it!