As employees work to achieve their fitness and wellness goals in 2017, it's encouraging to see the growing focus employers are giving to the well-being of their employees. However, as with any corporate initiative, good intentions will only get you so far.

Recent research revealed that most employee health programs ignore 65 percent of their employee population. Employers have too often taken a one-size-fits-all approach that does not account for what today's employees want and expect of their employers' programs.

In order for employers to reap the full benefits of workplace wellness, support employee engagement and foster a culture of health, organizations must find ways to account for the evolving needs of their workforce.

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