Celebrating the 6th annual National Employee Wellness Month
National Employee Wellness Month helps business leaders learn how companies successfully engage employees in healthy lifestyles. It showcases how companies can support employees by creating healthy cultures, improving their health and well-being while lowering healthcare costs and driving engagement.
Created in 2009 by Virgin Pulse in partnership with the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, National Employee Wellness Month is sponsored by these organizations and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork. Held annually in June, 2014 marks its sixth year.
The Importance Behind the Month
Healthy company cultures drive productivity and engagement. With these issues and healthcare costs directly impacting the bottom line, National Employee Wellness Month highlights the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees – and how they’ll mold a better business.
More than 175 organizations and over 70,000 of their employees supported the fifth annual National Employee Wellness Month in June 2013. What’s more, employers and their employees shared their viewpoints and insights on workplace wellness. Check out the 2013 survey findings.
This year, the National Employee Wellness Month kicks off with a nationwide activity challenge, highlighting the link between physical activity and good health. Thousands of U.S. employees go toe-to-toe to see who can rack up the most physical activity.
The Healthies Awards
In tandem with National Employee Wellness Month, Virgin Pulse presents its annual “Healthies Awards“, spotlighting individuals’ healthy successes across several categories.
Check out last year’s award recipients, and stay tuned for this year’s winners!