The health, safety and well-being of employees is important to businesses of all types. This month we launch a new series of Client Perspectives on health and wellness with insights from Kelly Kauffman, chief human capital officer of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Q. What kinds of employee wellness programs and activities do you offer? How have you partnered with Workforce Health to support employee well-being?

A. We offer a wide range of opportunities for employees, from participating in 5K runs, monthly wellness challenges, biometric and blood pressure screenings and onsite health coaching, along with presentations and classes from Workforce Health. The options we offer are varied. Classes planned for 2024 include “Well Together” and “Practical Stress Relief,” both facilitated by our Wellness Coach through Workforce Health.

Q. What benefits do you see to the organization and employees as a result of these efforts?

A. When employees see that we care and are putting resources back into them and their well-being, they become more interested and invested in their own health. Providing the right educational opportunities based on employee feedback keeps engagement up, overall creating a happier and healthier workforce.

Q. What advice do you have for a business just starting employee wellness initiatives?

A. It's okay to try different initiatives and ideas until you find one that works well for your employees. Our workforce is quite competitive, so doing monthly challenges with prizes and incentives has worked well at engaging a higher percentage of our employees. Providing diverse options when it comes to our wellness programming helps us cater to more of our employees and therefore improve the wellness of the entire organization.


If you are interested in more information about Workforce Health wellness initiatives, please contact Workforce Health.

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