Having a wellness program is more important than ever. Your employees want it, and you know the great things it can do for morale, productivity, and engagement in the office. But there’s just one little problem: employees aren’t participating.

You’re not alone. In fact, the biggest problem facing employee wellness programs is lack of participation, according to 52 percent of employers surveyed by corporate wellness technology company Limeade. So, how can you overcome the challenge of participation? To answer that question, Limeade compiled the infographic below.

Some highlights include:

  • Sustaining interest and active involvement was a challenge for 49% of employers surveyed
  • 65% of employers see incentives as the most important factor to a successful wellness program
  • 45% of employers say friendly competition between peers is one of the most effective ways to drive participation
  • 33% of employers use gamification elements in their wellness program

Check out the full infographic below to see how to play the wellness game and win with better employee participation.

For more information about comprehensive employee wellness programs, consider attending our upcoming live webinar.





Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and HR technologies. She is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle.

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