Hawk Incentives, a Blackhawk Network business that provides rewards and incentives solutions, today announced the findings of new research* it commissioned on employee wellness programs. According to the study, the majority of employees surveyed who are eligible for wellness programs choose to participate and enjoy earning rewards through them. Yet despite the popularity of wellness programs, most of the surveyed employees are not offered them through their employers.
The survey, which focused on the presence and impact of different types of employee reward programs at organizations across the country, also identified what existing wellness programs are doing right and where there is room for improvement.
“Employee satisfaction and engagement are two important components to a company’s success. Reward programs are specifically designed to encourage both, and our research uncovered a pervasive, specific desire for and interest in employer-sponsored wellness programs,” said Theresa McEndree, vice president of marketing, Hawk Incentives. “This measurable demand demonstrates an opportunity for employers to incorporate wellness rewards alongside other efforts to help make employees feel valued, that their accomplishments are recognized and that their employer cares about them. Successful wellness programs also have shown to benefit employers beyond morale improvement; they can help boost productivity, reduce absenteeism and lower insurance costs.”
The research findings were based on a survey of more than 1,400 American adults on their attitudes and preferences toward specific workplace reward programs and how these rewards keep them engaged at work. Key wellness program findings include:
*About The Efficacy of Employee Rewards Research
The “Efficacy of Employee Rewards” research was an online survey conducted independently by Murphy Research on behalf of Hawk Incentives between Jan. 29 and Feb. 7, 2018. The sample size included 1,472 American respondents ages 18+. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/- 2.5% 19 times out of 20.