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How healthy is your wellness program?

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SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How would you rate the health of your wellness program?

  • Good — running strong, 31%
  • Struggling — needs help, 31%
  • Never started one, 29%
  • Gone — we tried and failed, 9%

Responses were all over the place on this one, which makes sense because wellness programs are all over the place as well. While I have a hard time believing that almost a third of wellness programs are thriving, I’ll suspend disbelief for the other, more realistic numbers. Wellness programs are in a state of flux as companies continue to closely at the real value in implementing them. As companies continue to look at divesting from health care programs, it will be interesting to see if more choose to pull out in the coming years.

Lance Haun is community director for, the main guy over at and a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board.