Workplace Wellness - A Roadmap to Engaging Employees

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    Speaker: Meaghan Jansen


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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50574
    Level: Intermediate

OVERVIEW

This session will explore the best strategies for optimizing engagement by increasing employee wellness in the workplace. Some topics of discussion include making workplace wellness programs more effective, creating a healthier culture, garnering leadership support, building a solid business case by exploring VOI and ROI - all by showing real results.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

Aging employees, higher health costs and disengaged employees can cripple an organization’s bottom line. Why not mitigate these risks by providing a workplace wellness programs?
Employers are getting it – sort of. Most believe in the concept of keeping their employees healthy because it just makes sense. Not only does paying attention to this make a difference in the lives of the people who are the most valuable asset to a company, but there are also many benefits to the bottom line – lowered health claims, improved energy and morale, lowered sickness, and improved productivity.
Typical employee engagement wellness programs may include conducting an annual health fair, inviting a speaker to do the odd lunch n’ learn, or even providing gym or fitness subsidies. These initiatives are certainly good starting points, but are they worked into the overall objectives of the organization? Will companies really get the biggest bang for their buck? A one-size fits all corporate wellness programs will yield disappointing engagement rates.
Hear strategies to improve employee engagement and best practices for implementing workplace wellness programs.

AREAS COVERED

Build a successful strategy for employee wellness in the workplace by answering the question, Why Wellness, Why Now?
Then, implement a meaningful wellness strategy that optimizes the chances that wellness will work! Best practices and strategies will be shared for effectively communicating, garnering leadership support and optimizing engagement with chosen wellness initiatives.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Best strategies for designing and communicating a corporate wellness programs that engage people. Make your efforts to improve employee wellness in the workplace count!

WHO WILL BENEFIT

  • Human Resources 
  • Wellness Champions within a workplace
  • Person responsible for coordinating internal wellness program
  • Executive leaders
  • Employee Benefits Consultants/Brokers

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 15+ years

Areas of Expertise: Corporate Wellness

Meaghan Jansen is the owner of a Canadian employee and corporate wellness company called, Employee Wellness Solutions Network (ewsnetwork.com). She and her husband have been in business for 15 years and live in London, ON with their two children.

Meaghan completed her BSc. (biology and psychology) and BA. (Sport and Exercise Psychology) at the University of New Brunswick before completing her MSc. (Exercise Nutrition in Kinesiology) at the University of Western Ontario.

Meaghan is passionate about sharing the message of healthy living at work. She is a Corporate Wellness Specialist and has presented all over the world with the message of optimizing health and wellness. She is an interest group leader with the International Association for Workplace Health Promotion, a presenter for American College of Sports Medicine and an advisory board member of the Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine. She has also presented at several Human Resources Professional Associations, Employee Benefits Specialists chapter events, the Schedule 2 Employer Group Conference, Northwind’s Health Invitational Forum and Benefits Trends & Insights in Canada. Meaghan is passionate about healthy living and her presentation style is indicative of this. Her family is very active and lives the message of healthy balance!

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