Our Human Resources Department staff have initiated a Workplace Wellness program for County employees. Their first step was to survey employees to identify risk status, demographics, workplace culture, and how staff would best like to receive information about the various programs and challenges the Wellness Committee would deliver.
Now that they have decided on the programs they wish to implement, we recognize that communication is critical. To date, they have used email reminders, hallway and break room area posters, informational flyers and, on occasion our corporate website. The latter was used initially to host the online survey that the HR Department created to determine the need and directions for the Wellness Committee.
The online survey was completed by approximately 90+% of our staff. They identified email and online access as preferred methods to receive communication about wellness.
My challenge now is to determine the best way to deliver their content to our staff electronically. While I realize that an Intranet would be the most effective way to reach all of our staff, which is the primary audience, we do not have a corporate Intranet (as yet). Most, but not all, staff have email accounts and access to department conference areas available with our email platform. A blog, would be one idea, but much of the information they wish to deliver is static and no one will “step up to the plate” to provide regular posts.
How does your government agency deliver wellness information to your staff? Can you provide me with sample screen shots?
Any and all ideas, suggestions are most welcome.
Thanking you in advance.
Marian Doucette, County of Huron – IT Division