Senior managers play a significant role in supporting a wellness program. Primarily, they are advocates for the program and support investing money in population health.
Additionally, senior leaders also have a significant influence on organizational culture and can drive support for employee wellness. By being a visible participant in the wellness program, they can help establish the importance of this initiative and also reduce employee concerns about the privacy and confidentiality of the information collected.
Promoting participation to direct reports and incentivizing for screening participation is another way managers can boost screening participation and increase employee engagement. Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness also offers sample leadership communications and talking points that can be used to show support for, and encourage participation in Blueprint for Wellness and related health improvement programs.