Workplace health may be the hot topic of 2015 but to ensure long-term success HR must stop treating it like a passing trend and start building meaningful initiatives into the company’s core.
So how do you prove you mean business? One Canadian company says prolonged success is only possible if business experts join forces with trusted healthcare professionals to provide a truly comprehensive workplace wellness program.
“Expertise ensures success,” says registered dietician and Novus director Denise Garbinski. “If you want to provide the highest quality and up-to-date services you need to surround yourself with a team that really gets it.”
Novus Health claims their Health Navigation platform does just that – the integrative online hub assesses employee health risks, offers trusted advice and connects members to important resources. The entire platform and its sub-programs have been designed to better connect businesses with quality healthcare delivery.
“Our health specialists are all nurses and clinicians,” confirms Garbinski. “And we have a medical director who helps design our programs and support casework that we need to do for second opinions.”
Using only data from official science organizations and reputable, authentic sources, employees can rest assured that the information they’re offered is accurate and employers can be confident their workforce is getting the best calibre of help possible.
But health-care expertise alone isn’t enough to ensure a wellness program will last – a successful one, Novus says, must be future-ready.
“We’re about developing programs for our customers that are long term,” explains Garbinski. “It’s about a one year, three year, five year solution and anything that’s going to have longevity must be able to capture new trends and remain at the forefront, future-ready.”
Novus Health Navigation leverages the latest technology to increase utilization, guarantee security and compliance, stay current and even offer in-depth employer analysis.
Employers can access information on the overall health status of an organization, identify the risks employees have the power to change and can even compare results with other companies and geographic locations.
“It’s all evidence based,” stresses Garbinski, “because at the end of the day, if there’s no evidence there’s no reason to really believe in something.”