p.p1 Employee wellness programs in an organizational perspective.

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    Oyewole, S., & Taylor, K. (2012). Employee Wellness Programs. Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Human Resources, and Employment Forms, 2, 205.
This particular article describes the Employee wellness programs in an organizational perspective. It relates the components of the employee wellness programs that could be important for any organization. Also, the source also informs about the organizational need of the employee wellness programs including their importance to the organization and its constituents, for example, the employees and managers. I thus relate the idea to a choice that is made by employers as strategies that they could use to improve their organization as a whole. Also, the core benefits of the EWPs are well elaborated in the book thus making it so clear for many scholars to understand properly. 
The topic is, however, relevant to the issue of discussion because it first describes the employee wellness programs in detail and gives a more straightforward understanding of them. It also provides some pros and cons of the EWPs which could be used to associate different elements of organizational success. 
2.    Hill, A., & Korolkova, A. (2014). Employee Wellness Programs.
This source is an article sourced from two authors who critically discussed the employee wellness programs in different perspectives. First, they have discussed the programs regarding their establishment which entails how they can be formulated in organizations for the employees. The authors base their arguments on different things for example on the reduction of cost that has motivated the establishment of the programs for the employees in the organization to save on different health costs. The authors also have discussed the components of the programs that are defined clearly and precisely with their need and scope of existence in the programs. It has finally discussed the participation and the implementation of the EWPs in the organizations and the outcomes which it has on different parties, for example, the organization and the employees.
Finally, the source is so much important because of the provision of reliable and useful and can be implemented and put into more practice. The information provided is also essential to understanding most of the concepts of EWPs.
3.     Mattke, S., Liu, H., Caloyeras, J., Huang, C. Y., Van Busum, K. R., Khodyakov, D., & Shier, V. (2013). Workplace wellness programs study. Rand health quarterly, 3(2).
The given article investigates some of the features and characteristics of the EWPs at the workplaces. In its contexts, the authors have discussed some important things such as their prevalence’s, and their impacts on their organization’s success, employee’s health. They have also considered some of the critical roles of incentives that are constituted in the programs which makes it an ideal for the organization to accept them. The authors are highly dedicated to getting to the root of the matter and have sought to collect a lot of important information and data that could be useful in making the whole concept understandable and easy for study. The study, however, involves the collection of data from the employees and the employer’s experiences. 
The article is more important because it created awareness on some elements such as the features of the EWPs and how they are involved with employers and employees in an organizational setup. 
4.    Michaels, C. N., & Greene, A. M. (2013). Worksite wellness: increasing adoption of workplace health promotion programs. Health promotion practice, 14(4), 473-479.
This article relates the descriptions of the Worksite wellness programs which the authors argue that are constituted of inventions that protect and promote the organization’s general health standards as depicted in employees welfare. In the particular article, the authors argue that the Employee wellness programs are so much important in reducing the health cost and helps in building a healthy workforce that is free from petty illness characterized with a vast strength which will, in turn, lead to quality work and improvement of the organizational standards. The authors also emphasize on some strategies that could help in planning for the programs which are believed to have worked in many places in the world. 
 The article is moreover depicted to be more critical due to the information it gives us on the strategic measures that can be taken into place when formulating planning for EWPs. They are relevantly informative and persuasive. 
5.    Pronk, N. (2014). Best practice design principles of worksite health and wellness programs. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 18(1), 42-46.
The source is an article that talks about the best practices of worksite wellness programs that could be incorporated in organizations. It describes some of the sources of the ideas and the programs that could exist from many sources including newspapers and magazines which provide more details about some particular programs. The authors also argue on some of the reasons why human beings should bother the programs which will let them know whatever is right for their health and can change their organizational behavior. In real essence, the authors seem to support the fact that the employee wellness program help in increasing the corporate performance and the welfare of the employees which are most of the critical keys in any organization. 
The source is more relevant as it creates awareness on choice and criteria that could be used to select useful programs that one believe can change their behaviors and workers and improve the organization’s productivity too. 
6.    Mujtaba, B. G., & Cavico, F. J. (2013). Corporate wellness programs: implementation challenges in the modern American workplace. International journal of health policy and management, 1(3), 193.
The source is an article that is primarily Witten to depict the need for the wellness programs in the organizations for the benefit of the employees. The authors argue that the employers have now resolved to improve on the wellness programs to maintain an excellent perfuming and healthier workforce which they could achieve by implementing the programs. This could prevent absenteeism and increase the production of the employees. The authors also herein elaborate how the employers are involved in this whole issue where they play a significant role in implementation. Moreover, the articles also provide some most important elements of the wellness programs which are the challenges that could have to be more as a risk to the employer and the employees. 
The article is more significant as it relates some of the challenges that the implementation of the programs can face. The problems are however existing, but there are many options and strategies that employers can use to face them.
7.    Pronk, N. P. (2014). Placing workplace wellness in proper context: value beyond money. Preventing chronic disease, 11.
The article describes the existence and the value of the wellness programs in America and its purpose. The author argues that many employers have resolved to put their employees into the wellness programs due to many reasons mainly to save money which. The authors also talk about the structures and the formulation of the wellness programs. Pronk has designed different dimensions of a workplace wellness program which he lists starting from the leadership, relevance, partnership, comprehensiveness, implementation, engagement, communication, being data-driven and compliance. The wellness program should, therefore, be regarded as a health program ut a system for the whole workforce to participate in. Most of the wellness programs as described by the author are always consisting of health strategies and policies that apply to a given organization.
The paper proves its importance by giving an exact definition and the structural design of the wellness programs. It can be used by the employers to formulate and implement the wellness programs in their organizations with a lot of ease.
8.    Rojatz, D., Merchant, A., & Nitsch, M. (2016). Factors influencing workplace health 
Promotion intervention: a systematic qualitative review. Health promotion international, daw015.
The article talks about some factors that could affect the workplace promotion intervention. The authors have researched on some factors that could influence the programs including needs assessment, implementation, planning, and evaluation. They also argue that most of the challenging or influential elements exist in the implementation stage of the programs for example resources. In the contextual stage, some the factors include economic crisis; factors at the organizational level include management support. The elements are perceived by the authors to be more important because they directly relate to the success of the wellness programs in the organization. For example, when the factors are favorable it would be straightforward for an organization to adopt the programs. 
The source is of importance as it relates to some of the expected factors that impact on the Employee wellness programs directly. It therefore provides an opportunity for the organization to strategize on different issues that they believe could help it achieve.
9. Cahalin, L. P., Kaminsky, L., Lavie, C. J., Briggs, P., Cahalin, B. L., Myers, J., … & Arena, R. (2015). Development and implementation of worksite health and wellness programs: a focus on non-communicable disease. Progress in cardiovascular diseases, 58(1), 94-101.
The article describes the initiative taken in the United States to help in improving health standards in organizations which is regarded as an upcoming trend. However the programs availability are affected greatly through many factors such as economical, systematic organizational and legal factors. Some of these might bring success or challenges in accordance with the positivity or negativity of the impact. It could also be based in a scientific knowledge which aims at the development of the wellness programs by focusing on communicable diseases that have the high chance of affecting an organization consisting of many people. Besides, there are some legal issues that could also be addressed in regard of the implementation and development of these programs that impact greatly on them. 
This article is very important as it lays out some of the bare truths about the value of the wellness programs in an organizations also listing some of the factors that might affect its development.
10. Benavides, A. D., & David, H. (2010). Local government wellness programs: A viable option to decrease healthcare costs and improve productivity. Public Personnel Management, 39(4), 291-306.
The article represents a vital information about the employee wellness programs as a typical ways of reducing costs such as healthcare and medical costs. The wellness programs are regarded as the solution to the challenges that faces the local government’s health wise. The wellness programs as elaborated with the authors are very cost effective as proven. The local government therefore encourages the development and increase of the wellness programs among the employees so as to accrue all the benefits that are related to them. Promotion of public employee health is therefore regarded as an important factor to the local government as it would benefit a lot from it in many ways for example saving on costs and also having a stable and healthy employees to serve the public.
The article is very important as it also describes the involvement of the government into the wellness programs. It therefore make it so important to value the employee wellness programs s they are implemented in very many places which is believed to have helped.

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