To create a truly inclusive workplace culture and attract diverse talent, organizations need to implement research and evidence-based practices that honor employees with diverse bodies.

According to a recent study, six in ten employees say well-being benefits will be a top priority when applying for their next job. In a post-pandemic workforce, it will be essential for employers to create an inclusive and supportive corporate culture in order to retain and compete for top talent. While many workplaces are in the process of creating or restructuring their wellness programs, many are unintentionally taking two steps backward by relying on outdated and ineffective measurements like biometric screenings.

Biometric screenings aren't as effective as you think

Corporations have historically invested in onsite biometric screening evaluations that measure "good health" via height, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar metrics. In the 2000s, under the Affordable Care Act, organizations could legally provide financial incentives and rewards to participate in biometric screenings in order to help employees evaluate risk for a variety of health issues and employers better understand the health of their employees and dependent populations.

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