Wellness matters in everybody's lives today. Especially after Covid-19, it has gained huge recognition worldwide. Even in workplaces, employers have begun to prioritize employee health and well-being, recognizing that workers are the organization's most significant assets. With this in mind, businesses have devised wellness programs to ensure employee wellness. Employee wellness refers to any initiative that aims to improve employees' health.
In this podcast, Debbie Bellenger discusses how firms can promote employee wellness at work and how it is important to prevent burnout and ensure retention.
About the Speaker
Debbie Bellenger is working full-time as the solopreneur of Body By Definition, providing Advisory Services to individuals and organizations who wish to add wellness programming to their services and offerings. In addition, Debbie has extensive medical wellness experience in programming and center operations. She was the first Director of Wellness for two healthcare systems in SC and NC: Lexington Medical Center for 12 years and Caromont Regional Medical Center for nine years.
In her role as the Director of Employee Health, Occupational Medicine, and Wellness at CaroMont, she oversaw four business units which included:
- 13,000 Medical Wellness Center,
- Employee Wellness Program for CaroMont,
- Discover You Interactive Learning Center, and
- Community and Employer Wellness Service line generated $0.5 million in revenue.
(02:09) Tell us about your journey in the area of employee wellness?
(04:48) What is well-being in the workplace?
(07:13) Why is employee health essential for organizations? What is your take on the growing popularity of employee health?
(14:02) Do you think there are various dimensions of wellness?
(16:06) How can employers identify whether their employees are dealing with something?
(24:27) How does employee well-being affect employee retention and company culture?
(28:44) Can you mention the toxic traits affecting employee wellness?
(35:08) What are your views on corporate wellness programs? What type of wellness programs are most suitable for ensuring employee wellness?
(41:51) Would you like to share some suggestions for your listeners?