In the last 20 years, the number of U.S. businesses using non-cash rewards has jumped from 26% to 84%. Why? Your wellness program says a lot about you and your goals. Today more companies turn away from penalizing for unhealthy behaviors and choose to reward employees for healthy behaviors because of the encouraging message it sends. When companies acknowledge and incentivize healthy achievements, they promote a constructive workplace culture that is focused on employee growth, not employee flaws.
Doing something healthy once is easy, but what about over time? Rewards are helpful for short-term goals, and they can also be used as incentives for goals that take longer to achieve. While employees work for the reward, they change their habits and become better educated on their health in the process.
Rewards are an easy way to reach everyone in your program. The current U.S. workforce is more diverse than ever, and encouraging healthy behaviors across a wide spectrum of life experience can be challenging. More companies are turning to non-cash rewards, such as gift cards, because of their flexibility, ease of use, and attractiveness for the employee.
Webcast Replay | Using Incentives to Drive Wellness Engagement
Watch a team of experts discuss the most popular incentives used today, how population and goals affect the incentives you offer, and how to overcome common challenges with the administration process.
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