16 January 2018 ,  —


Dr Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez, Medical Director, Non-communicable diseases at International SOS, reveals his top eight corporate wellness tips for 2018.

1. Recognise health as a cornerstone of good business
A necessary driver of business continuity and a sustainable industry, as identified by the World Economic Forum global trends 2015 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

2. Incorporate health metrics into annual company reporting
Employee health indicators are becoming core to existing corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and integrated reporting looked at by all shareholders and potential investors.

3. De-stigmatise mental health in the workplace
Equipping mid-line managers to act as mental health champions providing support within the organisation is becoming a fast growing workplace trend.

4. Look beyond the ROI to Value on Investment (VoI)
New programmes have started to use value on investment (VOI) incorporating metrics that go beyond medical savings such as employee morale, company employability or enhance productivity.

5. Find out if your workplace wellness programmes are working
Each program or activity should be earmarked with a set of indicators to measure progress and success.

6. Balance out the fruits and yoga with the science
It is important to incorporate programmes that are evidence based, scientifically proven to work.

7. Provide smart incentives
Well designed smart incentives that are integrated into a wider evidence based programmes are more likely to result in long term effects. programme are more likely to result in long term effects.

8. Partner with experts
Partner with other organisations can help leverage in-house capabilities that your organisation brings to the table with skills sets that may lie outside of your company.

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