Employers say wellness programs are working. Why do employees disagree?


August is National Wellness Month, and HR Dive is taking a closer look at the state of employer-sponsored wellness programs in 2019 in a two-part series this week. Part Two will debut on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and detail how employers can transform their wellness programs into holistic strategies that prioritize employee well-being.

For employees, participating in an employer-sponsored wellness program is ostensibly about living well, whether it allows them to focus their efforts to quit smoking, be present at home for their children or budget so they can better plan for retirement.

But research is showing a disconnect. A 2018 study by Willis Towers Watson found most employers (56%) believed their wellness programs…


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