Depending on the size of your organization you should decide whether a Wellness Coordinator or a Wellness Committee would be better suited. The person, or persons, elected for the position should be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others within the organization to do the same.
What is the overall goal of the wellness plan? If you have 100 employees who identify as overweight maybe your goal would be for 80 of those employees to lose 10% of their body weight in 6 months. Or, maybe you would like to decrease your average call-ins from 20 per month to 15 per month. Make sure to set clear and measurable goals so you know if the plan is working.
Why does your organization want to implement a Wellness program? To improve general health? Increase productivity? Decrease absenteeism? There are a multitude of reasons why an organization may want to implement a plan, and identifying the reason for measurability and sustainability is important.
When is the best time for your wellness program to start? If you are only going to measure results on a yearly basis then you may want to begin in January. For others it may be better to measure quarterly or monthly allowing more flexibility on the start date. Whenever you decide to start make sure you give your coordinator or committee plenty of time to spread the word.