Workplace Wellness Programs

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Employer promotions and programs aimed at supporting healthy behavior and improving health outcomes among employees are a $6 billion industry in the United States. However, RAND research has shown that these programs have little effect on health care costs. RAND experts have also looked at the effectiveness of employee incentives, and how small to medium employers can implement a successful program.

  • Person holding a smartphone displaying a fitness app over her desk at work

    Report

    Are Incentives to Join Workplace Wellness Programs Effective?

    May 11, 2015

    About four-fifths of U.S. employers with more than 1,000 employees offer workplace health and wellness programs, but employee participation is limited. Employers are experimenting with controversial incentives to encourage participation.

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    Project

    Supporting the 'Britain's Healthiest Workplace' Competition

    Feb 8, 2019

    Since 2014, RAND Europe has designed and run surveys, analysed results, and provided customised reports to organisations that participate in the annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace competition. The contest’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.

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