Healthy Employees, Healthy Business Easy, Affordable Ways to Promote Workplace Wellness

ISBN-10: 1413316255

ISBN-13: 9781413316254

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Ilona Bray

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List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

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Your Workplace Wellness Companion
Why You Need a Healthy Workplace
Health Concerns: What Do They Cost Your Business?
Four Reasons Why a Wellness Program Can Help Your Bottom Line
Keeping Your Wellness Program Affordable
Will Your Investment Pay Off?
Strategies for a Successful Workplace Wellness Program
Deciding Who Your Program Is For
Deciding What Scale Program to Aim For
Deciding What Health Issues and Behaviors Your Program Will Address
Creating a Program for Total Health
Ingredient #T. Health Screenings
Ingredient #2: Health Education, Information, and Self-Help Tools
Ingredient #3: Organized Activities
Ingredient #4: Individual Follow-Up and Treatment
Ingredient #5: Incentives and Rewards
Ingredient #6: Supportive Workplace Environment
Should You Invite the Employee's Family to Join?
Avoiding Legal Troubles
Think Twice Before Penalizing Unhealthy Employees With Higher Benefit Contributions
Can You Fire Someone Based on Wellness Program Participation or Results?
Paying Taxes on Cash or Gift Incentives
Being Consistent and Fair
Keeping Employee Health Information Private
Protecting Your Company Against Lawsuits for Employee Injuries
Worksite Evaluation and Wellness Team Creation
Assessing Your Employees' Interests
Assembling Your Team
Choose the Right Leader.
Make Good Use of the HR Department
Round Up a Committee of Helpers
Bring in Outside Workplace Wellness Professionals
Encourage Employees to Initiate Wellness Projects
Putting It All Together
Launching and Evaluating Your Wellness Program
Marketing the Program to Your Employees
Starting With a Bang
Making Participation Easy and Accessible
Creating a Fun Atmosphere
Arranging Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) and Other Health Screenings
Charting Your Wellness Program's Progress and Achievements
Disease Prevention and Early Detection
How Early Detection Measures Keep Workers Healthy.
Colds and Flu: How Common Illnesses Impact the Workplace
How to Help Employees Stay Well
It's Not Nice to Share Germs: Behind-the-Scenes Measures
Healthy Eating and Nutrition
The Connection: Poor Nutrition Equals Poor Health
Promoting Good Nutrition in Your Workplace
Fitness and Exercise
The Connection: Inactivity and Poor Health
Promoting Fitness and Exercise in Your Workplace
Lowering Stress Levels
The Connection: How Stress Impacts Worker Health and Productivity
Reducing Stress in Your Workplace
Working Without Tobacco
The Connection: Smoking Equals Worse Health and Lower Productivity
Is That Ash in My Coffee? Smoking and Customer Relations
How a Workplace Wellness Program Can Help
Helping the Addicted Worker
The Connection: How Addiction and Substance Abuse Affects the Workplace
Education: Getting the Facts About Addiction
Individual Treatment: Helping Addicts Get Help
Creating a Supportive Workplace Environment for Recovery
Reducing Obesity
The Connection: Obesity and Health Problems
Combating Obesity With Your Workplace Wellness Program
Dealing With Chronic Illnesses
The Connection: How Chronic Illness Lowers Worker Productivity
What You Should Know Before Getting Involved
Promoting Healthy Responses to Chronic Conditions
Choosing Health Benefits
The Menu, Please: Health Coverage Options
One Size Doesn't Fit All: Choosing Health Plans
Helping Employees Get the Most From Their Coverage
Setting Up Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts
Drafting Workplace Policies That Promote Health
The Purpose of Written Policies
Drafting a Basic Wellness Policy
Policies Relating to Smoking
Policies Relating to Drugs and Alcohol
Telecommuting and Flexible Schedules
Time-Off Policies
Pets at Work Policy
A Appendix: Using the Interactive Forms
Editing RTFs
List of Forms and Podcasts
Wellness Plan Worksheet
Wellness Program Waiver and Release of Liability
Wellness Program Interest Survey
Wellness Program Announcement Letter
Wellness Program Newsletter Announcement
Your Wellness Program's Baseline Data
Treatment Center Evaluation Form
Food and Exercise Diary
Why Create a Wellness Program?
Wellness Program Incentives
Wellness Program-Walking
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