Employee Wellness Pros Convene on New Social Media Site

The Employee Wellness Network, a social networking site that serves as the crossroads for professionals responsible for workplace health and wellness programs, officially launches on April 5, 2010, the first day of National Workplace Wellness Week.

This new online community, which occasionally goes by the acronym tEWN, shares many of the features of popular social networking communities — such as friend connections, online discussions, event listings, messaging, and special interest groups — but also includes features specific to employee wellness professionals. There is a “bookstore” section, powered by Amazon.com, that includes books specifically relevant to employee wellness, and a Job section in which users can find opportunities to advance their careers. Membership in the network is completely free of charge.

In recent years, interest in employee wellness has skyrocketed. “Under the pressure of spiraling health care costs and a need to leave no stone unturned in trying to Continue reading