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Corporate Wellness Programs

Linking Employee and Organizational Health Edited by the late Ronald J. Burke, formerly Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Astrid M. Richardsen, Professor Emerita , BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Corporate Wellness Programs offers contributions from international experts, examining the planning, implementation and evaluation of wellness initiatives in organizations, and offering guidance on how to introduce these programs into the workplace. Previous research evidence surrounding corporate wellness programs is reviewed, to illustrate reduced health care costs, higher levels of employee well-being, greater work engagement, higher levels of performance, and financial gains on well-being investment costs. In this innovative book, various chapters examine the planning, implementation and evaluation of corporate wellness initiatives with guidance on how to introduce these programs in one’s workplace. In addition, organizational case studies highlight best practices and lessons to be learned from them.
Extent: 392 pp
Hardback Price: $155.00 Web: $139.50
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78347 169 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational and Occupational Psychology
Employee well-being and organizational success are closely linked. In light of this connection, corporate wellness programs have emerged in recent decades as a way to achieve organizational health and success.

Corporate Wellness Programs offers contributions from international experts, examining the planning, implementation and evaluation of wellness initiatives in organizations, and offering guidance on how to introduce these programs in to the workplace. Previous research evidence surrounding corporate wellness programs is reviewed, to illustrate reduced health care costs, higher levels of employee well-being, greater work engagement, higher levels of performance, and financial gains on investment costs. Organizational case studies in various countries are explored, highlighting best practice and lessons to be learned from them. This book offers a unique addition to employee and organizational health research, emphasizing both theoretical and empirical examples of best-practice corporate wellness programs.

Researchers and academics interested in individual and organizational health will find this book a valuable resource and reference point. Managers and consultants working with organizational health will benefit from the best practice recommendations presented in the book.
‘This book brings together a wealth of information on a diverse range of corporate wellness programs. Researchers and practitioners alike will benefit from the contributors’ evidence-based insights about the design, implementation, success factors and impacts of wellness programs. The book’s comprehensive approach highlights the influence of organizational context on employee health and wellness, and at the same time, clearly demonstrates the organizational pay-offs of carefully-designed wellness interventions.’
– Graham Lowe, The Graham Lowe Group, Canada
Contributors: D.R Anderson, T.S Bailey, D.W. Ballard, W.B. Baun, C.Biron, R.J. Burke, Q. Campbell, M.-E. Caouette, M. Carter, S. Dawkins, M.F.Dollard, J. Grossmeier, L.M.Holland, A. Kaufman, R.K. Kelly, G. Kok, A. Martin, C.D.Morris, C.W. Morris, R.J. Ozminkowski, M.-E. Paradis, S. Pignata, A.M. Richardsen, R.A.C.Ruiter, J. Spero, P.E. Terry, F.R.H. Zijlstra
Contents:

PART I: INTRODUCTION-SETTING THE STAGE
1. Corporate Wellness Programs: An Overview
Ronald J. Burke

2. Changing Environmental Conditions Impacting Health – A Focus on Organizations
Gerjo Kok, Fred R. H. Zijlsra and Robert A. C. Ruiter

3. Beyond Wellness: Broadening the Discussion of Well-being and Performance
David W.Ballard

PART II: IMPROVING WORKPLACE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
4. Enhancing the Psychological Capital of Teams: Adapting an Individual-level Intervention for Multi-level Delivery and Evaluation
Sarah Dawkins and Angela Martin

5. Programs and Interventions for Psychosocial Risk and Worker Well-being: The Psychological Safety Climate (PSC) Framework
Tessa S.Bailey, Silvia Pignato and Maureen F. Dollard

6. Implementing the Quebec “Healthy Enterprise” Standard: Considering Readiness for Change and Psychosocial Safety Climate
Marie-Eve Caouette, Marie-Esther Paradis and Caroline Biron

7. Value Based Healthcare for Employers
Jonathan Spero

PART III: DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING AND SUSTAINING CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
8. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Employee Wellness Program Journey
William B. Baun

9 . Practical Approaches to Health Improvement in Corporate Wellness Programs
Rebecca K. Kelly and Melondie Carter

10. Increasing Healthy Habits and Health Behavior Change in Corporate Wellness Programs
Cindy Morris and Chad Morris

11. Wellness Program Outreach. Recruitment and Engagement: Case Studies in New Approaches
Adam Kaufman

12. Developing and Implementing Corporate Wellness Programs: Lessons from the Firing Line
Quan Campbell

13. The Use of Health Risk Assessments in Corporate Wellness Programs – An Alternative View
Lisa M. Holland

PART IV: EVALUATING CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
14. Broadening the Metrics Used to Evaluate Corporate Wellness Programs –The Case for Understanding the Total Value of the Investment
Jessica Grossmeier, Paul E. Terry and David R. Anderson

15. The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Corporate Wellness Programs
Ronald J. Ozminkowski

PART V: BEST PRACTICES IN IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
16. Corporate Wellness Programs: A Summary of Best Practices and Effectiveness
Astrid M. Richardsen and Ronald J. Burke

Index