When it comes to engaging employees in workplace wellness programs today, the operative phrase is quickly becoming, “Let the games begin!”
After suffering decreasing engagement and fewer savings than they initially expected from their wellness programs, employers are boosting participation by incorporating gamification—the emerging field of applying game mechanics and strategies to various types of applications and programs.
The end game, you might say, is lower healthcare costs, along with happier, more productive and engaged employees.
Most U.S. businesses are still sorting out the implications of federal healthcare reform — even though the legislation became law in 2010, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last June, and has already seen several of its mandates implemented. Nonetheless, if you’re responsible for the success of your company’s wellness programs, the best part of the complex healthcare reform law is yet to come.
This paper draws on a wealth of experience, external research, and Virgin Pulse's robust analysis of client data to outline the key factors within your organization that can drive your employees to enroll in, and stay engaged with, your workplace wellness programs.