Half of large employers use incentives to encourage employees to quit smoking, lose weight or otherwise improve their health, and that number will leap to 74% next year, predicts HR consulting firm Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
Examples: credits toward insurance premiums or deductibles. They’re more effective than cash at getting employees to participate in health risk appraisals.
Tip: Tailor incentives so employees change behaviors that are important to your organization.
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