BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Virgin HealthMiles, a leading provider of technology-based employee health programs that reward individuals for getting healthy, today announced that it will present a free webinar in conjunction with Aon Hewitt and Employee Benefit News focused on how employers can use social networks to impact employee engagement. 

The webinar, "Team-Building Exercise: Using Social Networks to Impact Employee Engagement," will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET. 

According to a 2010 Aon Hewitt survey, more than 50 percent of workers are either actively or passively disengaged with their work. This is largely due to the disconnect between how employers and employees share information. The simplest and best solution is to communicate with employees in the way they want to communicate. For many, this means interacting through social media channels.

One area where social media has created a new conversation is in employee health programs. Using social media channels to support a wellness program gives employees a way to include their friends, create accountability and celebrate their success -- taking the phrase 'team-building exercise' to a new level.

Virgin HealthMiles Senior Vice President - Marketing and Member Engagement, Tom Abshire, and Aon Hewitt Next Practice Leader - Communications, Brian Baker, will share insights on:

  • How to align your business objectives with your communication strategy
  • How community networks can help you better understand and improve employee engagement
  • Best practices for applying social connections to employee health programs
  • How social relationships drive the company culture

Register for the live webinar:

A free recording of the webinar will be available on Virgin HealthMiles' website:

About Virgin HealthMiles
Virgin HealthMiles provides technology-based employee health programs that pay people to get active. The company's Pay-for-Prevention™ approach, based on physical activity and healthy lifestyle change, attracts an average of 40 percent of employees who participate, which helps organizations reduce medical costs and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. Over 120 industry leaders representing more than 700,000 employees across the U.S., including American Diabetes Association, OhioHealth, Ochsner Health System, MWV, SunGard, SunTrust, and Timberland have selected Virgin HealthMiles' award-winning program for their employees. The company is a member of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. For more information, visit

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