Wellness Program Needs and Interest Survey.

Wellness Program Needs and Interest Survey.

Successful wellness programs are designed to meet the needs and interests of the staff members. Ask staff members what they are interested in, and what needs they have.

People are more willing to participate and support wellness efforts when they are involved in the decision-making process. Review the sample staff member survey provided below.

Worker Interest Survey – can be edited (http – //www.ibx.com/pdfs/custom/worksite_wellness/corporation_tools/employee_interest_survey.doc)

When developing a recent survey, keep the following hints in mind –

• Ask primarily closed form questions, in particular when you’ll be sending the survey to a big number of employees. Closed form questions provide specific choices and are easy to tabulate.

• Invite comments, suggestions and recommendations, or ask open-ended questions after the survey. Open-ended items are more difficult to summarize.

• Include a brief explanatory cover letter with the survey with the signature of the company president. Be sure to include a statement about confidentiality and anonymity.

• Ask a group of representative workers to review the survey before it’s distributed. Find out if the questions will be understood by workers and won’t be objected to.

• Include demographic information at the beginning, or end of the survey (gender, age, shift, site, department, etc.).

• Conduct a random drawing for a valued incentive item for all those who returned the survey. This could increase the response rate.

One rule to consider concerning surveys is if you have fewer than 500 staff members, everybody ought to receive one. the benefit of everybody receiving a recent survey may be significant. When you have over 500 staff members, a sample of the work population from each department will suffice.

The higher the response, the more exact and reliable the results. A minimum response of 40 percent to 50 percent is considered valuable.