EDMONTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Promoting wellness at work is gaining
ground as one of the best investments an employer can make in helping
its employees to stay healthy. But where to start? Alberta Blue Cross
has launched a practical new web site to answer that question.
Designed as a one-stop shop for any employer who is ready to start
taking steps toward promoting workplace wellness,
www.workplacewellnessonline.ca is a useful online resource that
includes a section highlighting best practices and success stories, a
section containing a wide variety of workplace wellness resources and
references, a listing of relevant upcoming events, and a downloadable
"toolkit" providing an easy step-by-step approach to incorporating
wellness in the workplace.
The web site also provides a link to a new Alberta Workplace Wellness
discussion group on Linked In. This group provides a forum where
employers of any size—or any individuals with an interest in workplace
wellness—are invited to collaborate on workplace wellness by sharing
ideas and successes, making connections, asking questions or seeking
As Alberta copes with a labour shortage, employers are increasingly
recognizing the value of emphasizing workplace wellness. Supporting
employees to be healthy at work keeps organizations healthy while
protecting what is arguably any employer's most valuable asset—its
employees—with reduced absenteeism due to illness, and increased
productivity due to better health.
As Alberta's largest benefits carrier, Alberta Blue Cross administers
over 5,000 group benefit plans for employers across the
province—ranging from those with as few as two employees up to tens of
thousands. As such, the organization has a keen interest in promoting
The workplace wellness web site will be updated on a continual basis
with additional resources and information.
SOURCE: Alberta Blue Cross
For further information:
Brian Geislinger, Vice-President of Corporate Relations, Alberta Blue Cross, at 780-498-8086.