Tuesday, September 10, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AECOM introduced a wellness program for U.S. employees nearly 10 years ago. Wellness at AECOM encourages and rewards employees and their families for prioritizing good health and well-being. For AECOM, health care costs for those who complete wellness activities are about 20 percent less compared to those who do not complete wellness activities, leading to an annual savings of $31M and $37M respectively in 2016 and 2017. Employees who participate get a better understanding of their health status and saved up to $1,440 on their medical coverage costs in 2018. To continue to foster its culture of wellness, AECOM wanted to engage its global workforce (more than 87,000 people). The organization launched its Global Well-Being program during its first-ever Global Well-Being Week. Through a robust education and engagement effort, the company realized extraordinary outcomes. More importantly, there’s no doubt that a global culture shift to well-being has taken place. After completing this session, participants will be able to: (1) Understand how to gather information and socialize the idea of a global well-being initiative with leadership through interviews, surveys and focus groups to determine readiness for launching such an endeavor; (2) Employ a wide variety of tactics to successfully engage a global workforce and maximize global leadership, HR, global people managers, employees and well-being partners; and (3) Overcome several common challenges including tight timeframes, logistics, translating concepts globally and busy employees to yield extraordinary learning and engagement.