SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WorldatWork is pleased to once again co-sponsor National Employee Wellness Month, an initiative designed to empower business leaders to successfully engage employees in healthy lifestyles. As companies focus on ways to lower health care costs and improve employee health and productivity, WorldatWork is inviting corporate America to pledge their support and to help shine a spotlight on the positive impact of healthy lifestyles. The deadline for employers to pledge their support is May 7.
"During National Employee Wellness Month we want to not only call attention to the positive impact of wellness programs but also share ways employers can further optimize their investment in employee health improvement," said Lenny Sanicola, CBP, benefits practice leader for WorldatWork.
In honor of the month, WorldatWork is offering a complimentary podcast, Are Workplace Wellness Programs an Effective Investment? The podcast outlines the various ways employers can measure the outcomes of their wellness programs including:
- Employee engagement
- Aggregate biometrics
- Decline in hospitalizations
"National Employee Wellness Month is a great time to assess the effectiveness of communications around wellness programs," said Rose Stanley, CBP, work-life practice leader for WorldatWork. "In addition to regular and ongoing communication about health and wellness, employers would be advised to measure employee awareness and address any awareness gaps impeding success."
National Employee Wellness Month was created in 2009 by Virgin HealthMiles in partnership with the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance. It is sponsored by these organizations along with the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork.
To pledge your support for National Employee Wellness Month and for more information and resources about workplace wellness, please visit During National Employee Wellness Month. Share your stories on #NEWM2013.
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WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards – strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 65,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.
WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals® is the certifying body for six prestigious designations: the Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional® (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)™ and Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)™.
The WorldatWork group of registered marks also includes: Alliance for Work-Life Progress or AWLP, workspan and WorldatWork Journal.
Contact: Marcia G. Rhodes, (480) 304-6885, [email protected]