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									Increasing Employee
    Participation
Tools Referenced in this Presentation are available
         in the Worksite Wellness Toolkit
      www.shpnc.org/worksite-wellness.html
      Develop a Communication Plan
What are the best ways to:
     •Send out information to employees?
     •Gather information from employees?
     •Advertise programs to employees?

Tool: Sample Committee Announcement Poster

Toolkit Committee Workbook
- Appendix O, Pg 57
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    Develop a Communication Plan

• Ask someone in Human Resources for
  guidance in the plan development
• Appendix Q in the Toolkit has ideas for
  distributing the Employee Interest Survey
  that could be incorporated in to your plan
• Ask employees how they like to receive
  information
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   Employee Interest Survey

Survey your employees to find out what they
are most interested in BEFORE you plan
your wellness programs and activities.

Tool: Sample Employee Interest Survey
     Toolkit Committee Workbook
          Appendix I, Pg 46

  Available for download at the Toolkit site
 www.shpnc.org/worksite-wellness.html
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Employee Interest Survey




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     Develop Brand Identity

• Create a personalized logo and name for
  your wellness committee that employees
  can identify

• Use your logo and name on all your
  advertising and communications with
  employees

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Examples – Brand Identity




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          Examples – Committee Names

•   Department of Agriculture – Committee On Wellness (COW)
•   Department of Transportation, Raleigh – Highway to Health
•   Department of Administration – Working On Wellness (WOW)
•   Department of Commerce – Commerce Wellness/It’s Time
•   Psychology Board – Psyched on Wellness
•   State Health Plan – Plan 4 Wellness
•   State Highway Patrol – Active for Duty
•   Carteret CC – Health, Exercise & Living (H.E.A.L.)
•   Central Piedmont CC – Be Well
•   Catawba Valley CC – CVCC Health Connections
•   Craven CC – HealthSmart Keys to Wellness
•   Piedmont CC – PCC Wellness at Work
•   East Carolina University – ACT-WEL (Advisory Council Team
    for Wellness Education Leadership)                     8
     Advertise your Program

• Post announcements and sign up sheets at several
  high traffic locations
• Give employees dates and times for upcoming events
  well in advance
• Communicate regularly before and during the event
  with updates and reminders through email, staff
  meetings, etc
• Use ‘word of mouth’ publicity throughout program
  implementation

Wellness program suggestions in the Toolkit include
 sample announcement posters – use these or create
 your own!
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          Advertise your Program




HealthStart Activities come with ready-made
announcement posters. Find HealthStart activities
in each of the four resource workbooks at
www.shpnc.org/worksite-wellness.html.               10
     Management Support

Employees are more likely to participate if
   they are aware of the support from
              management.

  Management participation in wellness
   programs and activities can greatly
       boost employee morale and
              participation.
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        Offer Incentives

• Incentives can range from ‘tokens’ (such as coffee mugs,
  water bottles, t-shirts) to bigger rewards (such as gift
  certificates, bikes etc.)
• Discuss with your management if there are funds
  available for getting incentives for your programs
• Incentives should be offered for participation, motivation
  and completion of programs; consider carefully how to use
  incentives fairly for actual behavior changes
• Think about free incentives for your programs –
  certificates of achievement, recognition in staff meetings
  or employee newsletters                                  12
      Offer Incentives

More guidance on supporting employee
 participation in wellness activities by offering
 incentives is provided in the NC Office of State
 Personnel’s worksite wellness policy (under
 Policy Guidelines, Section II).
This Policy is available online at:
www.osp.state.nc.us/manuals/manual99/Worksite%20Wellness%20Policy.pdf



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          What Could You Offer?

Small, individual incentives – great for kick-off events
• Pedometers, key chains, water bottles, healthy snacks,
  coupons for healthy foods
Larger incentives – work well for competitions/raffles
• Gift certificates, massages, exercise equipment
Workplace incentives – think recognition and praise
• Buttons, newsletter or meeting mention, certificates,
  bulletin board notices
          Ask your local merchants for freebies!*
* Check with management first.
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         Examples - Incentives

• Southwestern Community College – Virtual Plaque for walking trail
   www.southwest.cc.nc.us/info/walking-trail/virtual-
     plaque.html

• Central Piedmont Community College –
   Walking Hall of Fame
   www1.cpcc.edu/bewell/Walking

• Dept of Cultural Resources –
   water bottles; drawing for several prizes
   at the Walking Map Kick-off

http://web.dcr.state.nc.us/Documents/HumanReources/WalkingMap.pdf

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