This year’s survey indicates that employee incentives continue to be a critical part of corporate well-being programs. Nearly three-quarters of employers (74 percent) include employee incentives, with the average employee incentive amount increasing to
“As these programs evolve, employers are embracing a broader definition of well-being to increase participation and engagement among their workforce,” said
The most popular financial security programs are seminars and “lunch-n-learn” programs with 82 percent of employers expected to offer these in 2017. Nearly three-fourths (74 percent) will offer access to tools to support key financial decisions including mortgages, wills and income protection. Another 71 percent expect to offer tools and resources to support emergency savings, debt management and budgeting. A quarter of employers plan to offer student loan counseling or repayment assistance.
The most popular physical well-being programs continue to be smoking cessation (91 percent), physical activities/challenges (86 percent) and weight management (79 percent). Standing up for wellness: ergonomic desks and healthier cafeteria optionsThere is a growing trend towards physical well-being programs that can have a healthy impact on employees at work. Currently, 55 percent of companies offer a “sit-to-stand” ergonomic desk or treadmill workstation, an increase from 43 percent last year. Employers also recognize the impact of fitness wearables on employee health – 30 percent will offer subsidies or discounts in 2017. Companies are also focusing on healthy on-site food options for their workforce – 48 percent have policies regarding healthy food options in their cafeteria, vending machines and catering. In addition, 28 percent of organizations offer discounts or price differentials on healthy food options in the cafeteria. Giving and volunteering opportunities continue to increaseThe percentage of employers encouraging community involvement and charitable activities is increasing. The percentage of well-being plans that include team-building volunteer programs increased from 67 percent to 79 percent, while the percentage of employers offering a charitable match giving program increased from 65 percent to 71 percent. Employers are also adding cause-based collection drives, with the percentage of companies offering these programs increasing to 88 percent from 77 percent last year.
“The concept behind holistic well-being is to enable employees to meet their goals rather than tell them what they need to do,” said
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