We've helped a lot of companies and are happy to share their success stories
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
If your organization already has a wellness program in place, you understand the difficulties of encouraging employees to participate. If your organization doesn't have a wellness program yet, the following tips can help you hit the ground running, especially when it comes to financial wellness. "We've helped a lot of companies and are happy to share their success stories," says Anna Fruits, an Event Coordinator with Four Seasons Financial Education.
1) Offer wellness credit - Some employer entice wellness participation with prizes and giveaways, but don't forget to include credit for attending financial wellness programs. This may include existing programs such as retirement plan education.
2) Bring in a star - It may be difficult to schedule Alan Greenspan for your next lunch and learn, but there are plenty of "local stars" around the country that can provide financial education. Having someone who is a published author or a regular TV contributor is a fairly easy task. The extra time spent finding a good educator will boost participation.
3) Buy lunch - Yes, it's simple and you may already be doing it, but food is always a draw. This is especially important if you are just kicking off the financial wellness program.
4) Make it competitive - Some employers have had contests to entice participation. One contest asked employees to confess to the dumbest thing they ever purchased. The confessions were judged and the winner received an iPod. Try announcing the winner during a financial wellness program.
5) Give the gift of time - Really want to motivate employees to join the financial wellness program? Offer a raffle with an extra vacation day for the winner. Everyone loves vacation days, but you have to attend programming to win.
About Four Seasons Financial Education
Four Seasons Financial Education provides workplace financial wellness and education services to companies throughout the US to help them improve their bottom line. We take a strictly academic approach to financial education and focus on the core areas of personal finance which may help increase employee productivity and organizational performance. Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC.