In the modern workplace, National Wellness Month presents a big opportunity for HR and benefits teams. It’s a chance to highlight the programs and initiatives you offer while renewing your commitment to employee wellbeing. There are so many ways to recognize National Wellness Month this August, so the options may seem overwhelming.
Here are 3 simple yet impactful ways to celebrate at your workplace (and drive positive outcomes, too).
Spotlight your wellbeing benefits
National Wellness Month is a great opportunity to remind your team about the powerful benefits at their fingertips. A recent study found 80% of employees say they understand their benefits, but the results of a knowledge test concluded that only 49% actually do.
With open enrollment right around the corner, this presents a powerful opportunity to fill the gap. Educate employees on their wellbeing benefits by:
- Launching a digital benefits scavenger hunt with prizes
- Hosting a “Breakfast and Benefits” webinar with your broker/vendors
- Creating weekly intranet posts or email campaigns that spotlight your financial wellbeing program, physical wellness initiatives, mental wellbeing benefits & other offerings
Create (or tap into) employee resource groups
Employee communities are a powerful way to share information and collect feedback. With National Wellness Month on the horizon, plan a calendar of wellbeing campaigns and get those ERGs involved.
For example, invite special guests to host a fireside chat on wellbeing topics for LGBTQ+ or Working Parents groups. By curating wellbeing initiatives to specific employee groups, these targeted topics are more likely to resonate and drive engagement. Survey these groups and gather ideas for next year’s Wellness Month, too.
Offer access to experts
As an HR or benefits professional, you have a lot on your plate. The good news is that you don’t have to shoulder the weight of employee wellbeing alone. This August (and beyond), tap into a network of experts in each of the 6 key areas of employee wellbeing. By bringing in licensed professionals to offer guidance to your workforce, you can ensure they are getting the best support available on their journey to wellbeing.
For example, HR teams don’t have the time or accreditation to answer every unique benefit and personal finance question an employee might have. By partnering with a workplace financial wellbeing program that offers digital tools and access to Certified Financial Planner™ professionals, you can call on the experts for trustworthy, compliant guidance.
We hope these suggestions spark inspiration for celebrating National Wellness Month at your workplace.
For help implementing any of these ideas or to discuss your company’s wellness program, feel free to reach out. At LearnLux, we’re here to help.