Employee Wellness: Farce or Untapped Potential?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Wellness programs are popping up everywhere in Corporate America. To stem the ever-rising cost of health care, more and more companies are throwing points-based systems, incentives, and discounted weight, tobacco cessation, and fitness programs at their employees. Meanwhile, dubious employees aren’t snapping up these benefits. And employers are miffed.

Should they be? Or is the problem housed in the current piecemeal approach to wellness? Explore and debate a more expansive approach to employee wellness, one where the workplace becomes a driver of health for the emotional, physical, and financial benefit of both the organization and the individual.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Fran Melmed

employee wellness advocate and advisor. co-founder of #co_health workplace wellness community and chats (3rd wed of month, 12pm ET). lowercase devotee. bio from Twitter

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Aaron Sklar

Neck deep in the health start-up world. Design for Wellbeing, #wellness #innovation #behaviorchange #co_health #nutrition #publichealth bio from Twitter

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4 attendees

  • Aaron Sklar
  • fran melmed
  • Derek Flanzraich
  • Bridget Houlihan

4 trackers

  • Ben Guthrie
  • Keith Chu
  • Loulia Miller
  • Paul Solomon

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011

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