HINGHAM, Mass., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of worksite wellness programs, will present cutting-edge research and best practices to increase employee engagement, improve productivity and reduce health care costs at its April 6 conference "Emerging Trends in Wellness." The event will feature high-caliber speakers from leading employers who will offer practical tips and share valuable information about their successful wellness programs, which have produced significant health-related outcomes.
The impressive lineup of speakers includes Dr. Zirui Song from Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital who will team up with Christine Durkee, VP of Human Resources Operations at BJ's Wholesale Club, to discuss the results to date from the groundbreaking wellness study being conducted with Wellness Workdays and funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
"The randomized, controlled study we are conducting with Wellness Workdays and BJ's Wholesale Club is focused on evaluating the effectiveness of a comprehensive, strategic approach to employee wellness in a diverse population," said Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D. of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "I am honored to join other leaders and professionals committed to improving workplace wellness at this conference, which will hopefully provide attendees guidance to develop and implement programs to enhance employee wellbeing and recruitment, as well as possibly slow healthcare costs."
Attendees can expect to learn about best practices and cutting edge strategies to maximize engagement and outcomes. Human resources professionals from Wyndham Worldwide, HarborOne Bank, Shepley Lumber and Global Beer will cover the benchmarks of successful wellness programs and provide details on their respective initiatives and results, offering valuable insight into their personal experiences and key lessons learned. Additional speakers will present on a number of timely worksite wellness topics that will be of significant interest to senior executives, human resources and benefits consultants. Review the agenda for details.
The April 6 conference will be held at Lombardo's Conference Center in Randolph, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, and runs from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Complete details about the conference, including registration are available at www.wellnessworkdays.com. Wellness Workdays is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 6.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
About Wellness Workdays
Wellness Workdays is a Hingham, Massachusetts based company with offices in New York City and Vero Beach, Florida, that designs and delivers worksite wellness programs to increase employee health and productivity and lower healthcare costs. Wellness Workdays has earned industry recognition and several best practices awards for its clients, which include BJ's Wholesale Club, Putnam Investments, Brown University, Cabot Corp., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rockland Trust, Perkin Elmer, Bentley University, United Natural Foods and Harvard Business School. For more information about Wellness Workdays, visit www.wellnessworkdays.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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