Workplace Health and Wellness Program Led by Olympians

Jul 13, 2016
EAP and HR leader Morneau Shepell combine their workplace health and wellness programs with Canadian Olympians to help employee's to 'Get to Their Gold' - all powered by CoreHealth.
 
With the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics fast approaching next month, the race is on to support and celebrate these hardworking athletes who are so dedicated to achieving their personal best - both for themselves and as representatives of their country. Their commitment and dedication is inspiring!

HELPING EMPLOYEES ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST

These Olympians aren't the only one's wanting to succeed and be the best they can be!

Employees are striving to reach their gold too - with the help of Morneau Shepell, a leading provider of employee and family assistance programs (EFAPs), human resources consulting and technology as announced by a recent press release.

CANADA'S ONLY WORKPLACE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM LED BY OLYMPIANS

Morneau is leading the way by providing Canada's only total workplace health and wellness program led by elite athlete ambassadors as part of their Getting to Your Gold program.  Morneau is also the Mental Health Partner of the Canadian Olympic Team.

The Getting to Your Gold program is designed to help motivate behaviour change while connecting co-workers and Olympic athletes through an engagement program.  

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

As with every wellness program, engagement is key. To help make the process as fun and engaging as possible for participants, the Getting to Your Gold program is powered by the CoreHealth racer crossing finish line.jpgcorporate wellness platform and will include:
  • Online Wellness Portal - Olympic themed online portal accessible via desktop computer or any device
  • Trackers - individual trackers to count steps, calories, food, weight, and more.
  • Goal Setting - users may have individual goals and team goals they set and track (which may change over the coaching period)
  • Dashboards - comprised of various site features that track/display information such as: steps, results, wellness score.
  • Gamification - to make the experience fun and engaging
  • Leader Boards - top performers will be recognized on the platform leaderboard.
  • Motivational Messages - providing health tips and useful advice.
  • Webinars - featuring Olympic athletes
  • Education - expert articles on fitness, nutrition, rest, coping skills and more are available along with elite athlete-developed videos and program orientation video.
  • Challenges - individual and group wellness challenge are a main component of the program. 
The program personalizes the Olympic athletes' conversations with employees and leverages communications via social media, video and other channels.


EMPLOYEES FEEL LIKE OLYMPIC ATHLETES ARE RIGHT THERE WITH THEM



As quoted in Corporate Wellness Magazine, “Getting to your Gold offers a two-way support model: Employees will cheer on their Olympic athlete, while the athlete will provide encouragement and ‘coaching’ for employees to reach their wellness goals,” said Paula Allen, vice president, research and integrative solutions at Morneau Shepell.


THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN WELL RECEIVED TO DATE



Laura Putnam, a workplace wellness engagement specialist and author of Workplace Wellness that Works: 10 Steps to Infuse Well-Being and Vitality into any Organization, loves the idea of a program based around Olympic athletes. “It is contemporary, relevant and focuses on the here and now. All of us want to be at the top of our game, just like these athletes,” Putnam said. "Meaningful purpose means people are likely to engage - and it's fun.”

HELP EMPLOYEES ACHIEVE THEIR BEST

If you are a workplace wellness provider that would like to develop and deliver a workplace health and wellness program similar to this, contact CoreHealth.
 

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Cindy Danielson

Written by Cindy Danielson

Cindy Danielson is CoreHealth's Marketing Maverick and team leader with a passion for connecting people and technology. In addition to marketing, she has experience as a Benefits Brokers, HR Professional and Project Manager.