Criteria for Step 2

Step 2. Wellness planning

Planning helps you to organise and gain employee and management involvement. It also allows you to consider if you need to engage professional assistance, such as an external wellness provider.

Your workplace has a wellness program planning process. This includes the following elements:

  1. To guide and lead your program, your workplace has a wellness committee or wellness representatives. The committee also helps involve employees and give them ownership. If you’re a small workplace, you may not need a committee. However, you have at least 1 wellness representative to drive the program.
  2. Your workplace has allocated people resources, with approved time for committee (or representatives) to meet. You may also have an allocated program budget.

Wellness champions help drive your wellness program. These champions inspire and motivate employee involvement in your program.


  • Small workplaces—you host a healthy morning tea at your regular team meeting so your wellness representative can discuss ideas and provide feedback about your program.
  • Medium sized and large workplaces—you develop nomination criteria for the wellness committee. The criteria is promoted through recruitment activities, the intranet, posters and flyers. Senior management forward a broadcast email to employees to encourage their involvement.

See Criteria for Step 3. Needs assessment