Corporate Wellness Software: How to Get Started

With corporate wellness software, you can track your employees’ health information and create custom wellness programs for them.

It’s a great way to help prevent health issues in the workplace, and it can even help your employees take better care of themselves and boost productivity.

In this post, we’ll discuss the basics of corporate wellness software and give you a list of the best ways to get started because you can’t afford to miss out on the benefits it can offer your business.

There are many benefits to having a wellness program in place, and we’ve found that a lot of companies are taking notice. Major corporations like Starbucks, Target, and Ford have all started employee wellness programs.


When joining District, you’ll be assigned a dedicated customer success manager who will help you get onboarded. Our success team provides expert training and are readily available to answer any questions you may have.

What is workplace wellness?

Workplace wellness encompasses several areas of the overall health of an individual that can impact their ability to work effectively including mental health, physical health, values, personal growth and so on. 

Healthy employees experience less absenteeism and are more productive and engaged in their roles. That’s why many companies have a workplace wellness program in place to support employees and to ensure that they are well within themselves and therefore able to perform at their best at work.

In a report by CIPD, mental health has been identified as the main focus for wellbeing in the workplace over the past few years. Physical health, values, work/life balance and personal growth are other areas of focus under the umbrella of wellness.

Many companies now offer programs for employees that encompass all of these aspects of wellbeing, such as access to counselling services, fitness programs, health screenings and more.

Why Is Employee Wellness Important?

Employee wellness is critical for the satisfaction and happiness of employees as well as the organisation as a whole. Promoting wellbeing at work helps to nurture a positive environment as well as reduce stress.

Employee wellness is key to employee engagement and performance and therefore is critical to the success of a business. 

An article by HR Magazine questions whether it’s even possible to have employee engagement without employee wellness. If employees are stressed and unhappy, how can they possibly be motivated and productive?

A corporate wellness program is a program put in place to increase the overall holistic wellness of employees with the understanding that healthier, happier employees are more engaged, productive and satisfied in their roles.


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A good workplace wellness program will help to attract and retain the very best talent and will give your company a competitive edge over competitors.

As many teams move to a hybrid working strategy, workplace wellness is becoming even more critical as the risk of employees becoming isolated and disengaged is higher. Almost all large companies are keeping a hybrid working strategy in place post lockdown and by 2025 it’s estimated that 70% of the entire workforce will work from home at least five days per month.

Now is the time to reflect on your workplace wellness program and consider ways to update and improve it for this new way of working.

A District Tech user - Corporate Wellness Software

Why Use Corporate Wellness Software?

Workplace wellness is critical because happy, healthy and engaged employees are simply more productive and more likely to be retained. This ultimately impacts the company’s bottom line, so focusing on improving workplace wellness is critical to any successful organisation.

But, where does a company start? How do you understand what your employees want? This is where workplace wellness software comes in, empowering you with the insights to make data-driven decisions about your workforce to transform experiences and drive engagement.

The purpose of working with workplace wellness companies is to help employees access and utilise wellness classes, events, and resources as part of the company’s workplace wellness program. This in turn drives higher employee productivity and retention.

The HR tech industry is worth well over 45 billion dollars, and there’s a very good reason for that. Companies are becoming more and more reliant on technology to facilitate their work, meaning not only is there an expectation from employees for a digital experience but also a real need as more and more employees shift to a hybrid working environment.

Two District Tech employees working on the Corporate Wellness Software

Implementing corporate health software allows you to streamline your employee wellbeing offering. By upgrading digitally, you can make it far easier for employees to access aspects of the wellness program and utilise the benefits on offer by being able to browse and book what they like. This makes it far easier to manage too, with a simple dashboard where you can add new perks, events and services and monitor and track bookings.

Wellness software solutions allow you to build on your company culture and values through consistent communication. With the added benefit of personalising it to your own company branding, you can reinforce your brand and build a company reputation that drives loyalty.

Each company and their employees are unique, and therefore each corporate wellness software needs to be bespoke to each company’s needs. Personalising the platform to fit with your unique company branding will help to keep consistency across your channels and allow you to reinforce your brand message. 

With District, you’re also able to integrate with your existing software and with any third party smart building and HR technologies to suit your unique needs for a truly one platform approach.

Getting started with your own corporate wellness software

District Technologies is here to help you every step of the way. Our platform is catered to the needs of employees and is the perfect base to showcase your wellbeing program. Let’s run through our main features you can benefit from first, then we’ll take you through how to start the onboarding process.


Employee rewards and recognition

Rewarding employees for their hard work is key to driving productivity. When employees feel that their hard work is recognised, they’re far more likely to be motivated and engaged. District’s employee experience management platform allows you to offer benefits and discounts to employees, and you could even create exclusive discounts that are only accessible to employees that have earned them. You could also show recognition to employees by doing a shoutout via push notification.

A screenshot of the Corporate Wellness Software being used by District Tech customer

Resources and articles

District’s platform allows you to post articles, guides and resources that employees can read and engage with. A huge part of the overall holistic wellbeing of individuals is feeling connected. If employees are more regularly hearing from you and being given informative relevant information, they are more likely to feel part of your organisation, understand your values and feel engaged and fulfilled within their roles. The importance of internal communications should not be undervalued. A report by H&H found a link between people’s emotional states and the quality of communications within their organisations. The report stated that: “People who consider their internal communications to be ‘good’ or ‘very good’ are almost twice as likely to feel confident; two and half times more likely to feel happy, engaged and enthusiastic; almost three times more likely to feel proud; and four times more likely to be optimistic, stimulated and excited. Plus, with the ability for employees to like an article, you’ll be able to tap into your insights to discover what people are liking the most.


Holding regular events can be a great way to build community and a sense of camaraderie among fellow employees. It can also be a way to reward employees, showing them that their hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. With 69% of employees agreeing that they would work harder if they were appreciated, it’s hard to argue the value that an employee event programme could bring. Not only is it a way to bring fellow employees together, but it’s also an opportunity to offer events that tap into all of the elements of employee wellbeing. From physical health to mental wellbeing. You could introduce weekly yoga classes, park runs, monthly socials and educational webinars.  District’s employee experience platform lets employees browse and join events and you can even monetise premium events and employees can pay in-app.

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Community search, directory and profiles

District’s platform lets employees create their own profile in the app where they can write a short bio and add their skills. This profile is then accessible through the community directory and people can search for fellow employees based on skill, job title, name and so on. This lets employees build connections with one another which is key to workplace wellness, especially in a hybrid working environment where many employees may be working remotely and at risk of feeling isolated.

Health check-ins

Creating a safe office space is key to workplace wellness. District’s app provides a seamless and safe way to monitor and check-in employees, asking a simple set of questions to identify if they’re safe to enter the building or not. Not only does this ensure the physical safety of employees by reducing the risk of infection, but it also builds confidence in employees to return to the office space knowing that you’ve put measures in place to ensure their safety. Based on the employee’s Covid health screening, they will either pass their health check and have a validated tick on their profile that they can show to reception staff in order to enter the building or upon failing the health check they will be informed of what the next steps are. Putting employees’ safety first is critical and the District app has a range of Covid-secure functionalities that are key to employee wellness.

Concierge services

Another functionality that District Technologies provides is a virtual concierge service. You can have just one dedicated concierge or even several specific ones such as a ‘work from home support line’ and ‘mental health support’. Opening up the channels of communication like this will make your employees feel supported and will serve as a great addition to your wellbeing program. With the virtual concierge service, your workforce can get the answers they need instantly from anywhere, even when they’re working remotely.

They can start an instant chat with a member of the concierge team or if they would prefer they can call or send an email message all through the app. This service enhances employee wellness by reducing the sense of isolation and loneliness.

Surveys and feedback on our Corporate Wellness Software

The District app allows you to send out employee engagement surveys to ask for feedback directly in the app. This is key to optimising and improving wellbeing at work as you can build upon any improvements that need to be made and do more of the things that people are enjoying. For example, if you had an event you can send a follow up to the employees that joined asking for their rating out of five and what aspect of the event they enjoyed the most.

Get started with District today

A shocking 80% of chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle factors. With work taking up over a third of a person’s waking hours it’s fundamental to focus on workplace wellness. In fact, employees now expect that their employer will offer a wellness program. With the move to distributed, hybrid working environments, adopting a corporate wellness software that allows you to make your wellness program far more accessible than ever before. This will give your company a competitive advantage over others, giving you the ability to attract and retain the very best employees.

District Technologies is an award-winning workplace experience software provider. We’re here to guide you through every step. Choose from our Plug & Play package for a more affordable solution, benefitting from all of our core features or go with our Fully Branded package for your own unique fully personalised app.


When joining District, you’ll be assigned a dedicated customer success manager who will help you get onboarded. Our success team provides expert training and are readily available to answer any questions you may have.