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Running head: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR A RECOMMENDATION REPORT
Working Title: Project Proposal to Recommend Wellness Training in Shanghai
Renshou Insurance Company
Broad Subject: The recommendation is for the Shanghai Renshou Insurance
company to implement wellness training programs to promote the overall
wellbeing of employees and consequently cut on the total employee costs in the
firm.
Thesis:
The problem of unhealthy employee lifestyles and consequently increase in cases
of chronic illnesses can be solved by establishing a wellness training program
which will boost employee overall welfare and productivity at work. Additionally,
the program will contribute to the overall reduction of employee costs in the
workplace.
I am writing to an audience of the management of Shanghai Renshou Insurance Company
which is faced with rising employee costs and an overall reduction in the productivity of
employees. A recommendation to the company is the establishment of a wellness training
program that provides solutions to a variety of employee problems and thus to ensure an
increased productivity in the firm.
Annotated Bibliography
Anderko, L., Roffenbender, J. S., Goetzel, R. Z., Millard, F., Wildenhaus, K., DeSantis, C., &
Novelli, W. (2012). Peer-reviewed: Promoting prevention through the affordable care act:
Workplace wellness. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9.
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Anderko et al., discusses the overall improvement of public health in the United States
through the creation of a workplace culture that supports the prevention of occurrences of
diseases and illnesses through healthy lifestyles. The article discusses the contribution
and application of the affordable care act (ACA) through a focus on prevention and
wellness. The report recognizes the individual contribution of wellness programs to
preventive healthcare. It is critical to note that the welfare and health of individuals
contribute to the overall health of the nation.
The recommendations of the article are critical to Shanghai Reshou’s need to recommend
the establishment of a training wellness programs. The report underscores the role played
by employers and individuals in promoting the overall health of a nation. There is a need
for the company to develop a wellness culture in the company to support various lifestyle
changes for the overall health in the company and the nation in general. The article
contributes significantly to this recommendation since is peer-reviewed with the writers
boasting of a commanding voice in the issue.
Baicker, K., Cutler, D., & Song, Z. (2010). Workplace wellness programs can generate
savings. Health Affairs, 29(2), 304-311.
Baicker, Cutler, & Song, 2010 discusses the increasing cases of employer commitment to
disease prevention in the workplace. The article analyzes the cost savings associated with
health improvement programs in the workplace. The research estimates the reduction in
the medical costs as a result of the implementation of a wellness program. The article
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suggests the need for broader adoption of the plans to reduce the overall health costs and
support adequate management of budgets as well as productivity and enhanced health
outcomes in the workplace.
The recommendation to establish a wellness Training in Shanghai Renshou is based on
the need for reduction of overall employee costs and increased profitability for the
company. The article supports the recommendation in a bid to increase employee
productivity and reduce the total employee costs through a supportive program that meet
the healthcare needs of employees in the company. The article is included in this
annotated bibliography due to the credibility of the information included which appear
well researched and valid.
Berry, L., Mirabito, A. M., & Baun, W. (2010). What’s the hard return on employee wellness
programs?. Harvard Business Review, December 2012-68.
Berry, Mirabito, & Baun, discusses the return on investments of employee wellness
programs. While such programs have been viewed in the past as employee extras in the
firm, the article takes the view that employee wellness programs are increasingly
becoming a strategic initiative for the firm to reduce the employee health costs while
improving productivity and performance of employees. The author estimates the ROI on
employee wellness programs to be as high as 6 to 1. The article further describes the
critical pillar for successful employee wellness programs. These components include
engaged leadership at the various managerial levels of the frim, the strategic alignment of
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the program with the company’s aspirations and identity, a broad scope of the program as
well as relevance and quality of the programs. The article also states other critical factors
such as full access to the plans, external and internal partnerships as well as effectiveness
in communications.
This article supports the recommendation of the establishment of a wellness training
program in Shanghai Renshou through the provision of adequate planning and
management of the wellness program. The report emphasizes the need for engaged
leadership, active communication channels as well as the alignment of the program with
the company’s mission and vision as well as the human resources policies put in place.
The article informs the critical components of the successful establishment of a wellness
training program in the firm. It is crucial that Shanghai Renshou includes all the vital
pillars mentioned in the article to ensure lower healthcare costs, increased productivity
and higher employee morale.
Mattke, S., Liu, H., Caloyeras, J., Huang, C. Y., Van Busum, K. R., Khodyakov, D., & Shier, V.
(2013). Workplace wellness programs study. Rand health quarterly, 3(2).
Mattke et al., 2013, investigates the features of workplace wellness programs, their
impact on employee health and medical cost, their prevalence, facilitators of the success
of the wellness programs as well as the role of incentives in the success of the wellness
programs. Unhealthy lifestyles, poor nutrition, inactivity, alcohol consumption, and the
use of tobacco have been associated with the prevalence of chronic diseases such as heart
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disease, diabetes, and chronic pulmonary conditions among others. The chronic
conditions are becoming a burden in the workplace hence the need to study wellness
programs and establish a holistic plan to meet the needs of employees and contribute to
the overall success and profitability of a firm.
The article is critical to the recommendation for the Wellness Training in Shanghai
Renshou as it supports the need for a holistic wellness approach to enhance employee
wellbeing. An analysis of the existence of wellness programs, their prevalence as well as
their benefits to the company is critical in supporting the management’s decision to
implement a wellness program in the firm.
Mattke, S., Schnyer, C., & Van Busum, K. R. (2013). A review of the US workplace wellness
market. Rand health quarterly, 2(4).
Mattke, Schnyer, & Van Busum, 2013, is an article that describes the current state of
wellness programs in the United States. The report analyzes the typical components of
the wellness program, the current uptake of wellness programs among employers as well
as the evaluation of the impact and the application of incentives to enhance the adoption
of wellness programs in the place of work. The article describes the components of vital
wellness programs to include exercise, weight loss and smoking with the uptake of such
elements being more than half of the company populations. While the article analyzes the
wellness programs to the conclusion, it does not explicitly state the benefits of the health
program to the company in the form of reduced health plan costs as well as increased
employee wellbeing contributing to the overall profitability of companies.
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The article contributes to the recommendation of the wellness program in Shanghai
Renshou. The report supports the ability of the company to determine the most
appropriate components to include in the wellness program through sufficient research to
establish the actual employee needs that may be unique to companies and industries.
Additionally, the article allows the management of Shanghai Renshou to research on the
potential benefits of the wellness program and determine the cost versus the projected
benefits to assess whether the program should be implemented or not.
O’Donnell, M. P. (Ed.). (2002). Health promotion in the workplace. Cengage Learning.
O’Donnell, 2002 describes the various dimensions of optimal health. The book cites the
importance of physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual health. The author of the
book states the vital contribution of the five components towards the overall health of
individuals as well as influencing the individual’s ability to perform in various aspects of
life including the workplace. The book seeks to ensure the availability of balance
between the five wellness components to ensure optimal performance in the workplace.
Consequently, the author states three levels of management intervention in the overall
wellbeing of individuals through the creation of awareness of the components of welfare,
the introduction of lifestyle change programs as well as the provision of a supportive
environment for employees to ensure overall employee wellbeing.
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The book offers critical insights to the recommendations regarding the establishment of a
wellness program in Shanghai Renshou. The company can analyze the current employee
needs with regards to their overall wellbeing concerning the dimension of holistic wellbeing. The control of the company can adequately determine the needs of employees in
the various sectors and aspects of wellness. Consequently, the firm can make informed
choices on the creation of a wellness program through the creation of awareness of the
need for a balance between the various components of employee wellbeing. Additionally,
the company could consider the change of lifestyle training in its wellness programs as
well as ensuring a conducive environment to support employee wellness.
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References
Anderko, L., Roffenbender, J. S., Goetzel, R. Z., Millard, F., Wildenhaus, K., DeSantis, C., &
Novelli, W. (2012). Peer reviewed: Promoting prevention through the affordable care act:
Workplace wellness. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9.
Baicker, K., Cutler, D., & Song, Z. (2010). Workplace wellness programs can generate
savings. Health affairs, 29(2), 304-311.
Berry, L., Mirabito, A. M., & Baun, W. (2010). What’s the hard return on employee wellness
programs?. Harvard business review, December, 2012-68.
Mattke, S., Liu, H., Caloyeras, J., Huang, C. Y., Van Busum, K. R., Khodyakov, D., & Shier, V.
(2013). Workplace wellness programs study. Rand health quarterly, 3(2).
Mattke, S., Schnyer, C., & Van Busum, K. R. (2013). A review of the US workplace wellness
market. Rand health quarterly, 2(4).
O’Donnell, M. P. (Ed.). (2002). Health promotion in the workplace. Cengage Learning.
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Project  6:  Recommendation  Report    
 
First  OWL  draft  due  date:  End  of  Week  11,  Sunday,  March  31st,  11:59PM  EST  
 
Second  OWL  draft  due  date:  End  of  Week  12,  Sunday,  April  7th,  11:59PM  EST  
 
WHAT:    Research  and  write  a  Recommendation  Report  that  persuades  readers  to  
take  action  in  response  to  a  defined  problem  within  a  specific  company  or  
organization.  
 
Format  Requirements:  

8+  pages  of  written  content  (plus  cover  page,  table  of  contents,  and  
references  page)  

Proper  APA  format  for  all  aspects  of  the  report,  including  cover  page,  table  
of  contents,  abstract,  in-­‐text  citations,  and  references  page  

6+  researched  sources  used  within  text  of  the  document  and  listed  on  the  
references  page  

Polished  writing  (i.e.:  no  errors  in  spelling,  syntax,  capitalization,  
punctuation)  

Organized  paragraphs  and  sections  

12-­‐point  Times  New  Roman  font  

Double-­‐spaced  lines  

3rd  person  point  of  view  
 
RHETORICAL  ARRANGEMENT  (You  must  use  these  subheadings.)  
 
I.
   Cover  page  
(Use  model  provided  in  A  Writer’s  Reference.)  
II.
   Table  of  Contents  
(Use  professor’s  guidelines.)  
III.
   Abstract  
(This  is  a  summary  of  the  Recommendation  Report  using  APA  format  based  on  
model  provided  in  A  Writer’s  Reference;  150-­‐250  words  in  length.)  
IV.
   Introduction  
 
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a.
Define  the  problem  that  the  company  need  to  solve.    Include  any  necessary  
contextual  or  background  information  
b.
Describe  the  specific  company  so  the  reader  has  a  clear  understanding  of  
the  organization  and  then  define  report  your’s  role  within  (or  relationship  
to)  the  organization.  
c.
Define  target  audience  for  the  report.  
d.
Describe  the  recommended  solution  (thesis  statement)  and  the  benefits  
the  solution  will  provide  the  target  audience  
V.
   Discussion  (you  may  include  more  points  in  this  section  than  those  listed  
below)  
a.
Argue  one  point  of  support  for  thesis  (clearly  stated  in  a  strong  topic  
sentence)  with  cited  research  data  that  supports  the  point  
b.
Argue  another  point  of  support  for  thesis  (clearly  stated  in  a  strong  
topic  sentence)  with  cited  research  data  that  supports  the  point  
c.
Argue  another  point  of  support  for  thesis  (clearly  stated  in  a  strong  
topic  sentence)  with  cited  research  data  that  supports  the  point  
d.
Address  potential  opposition  (in  a  separate  paragraph  or  include  it  
within  particular  points  of  the  discussion)  
VI.
Conclusion/Recommendation  
a.
Emphasize  the  benefits  of  accepting  the  recommendation  for  the  target  
audience.  
b.
Call  to  action:  Describe  next  steps  the  target  audience  must  take  to  
implement  your  recommendation.  
VII.
References  
(Use  guidelines  provided  in  A  Writer’s  Reference.)  
 
HOW:    Remember  to  refer  to  your  annotated  bibliography  and  your  
memorandum  for  your  sources,  thesis  statement,  and  other  work  to  prepare  for  
this  report.      
 
QUESTIONS  TO  ASK  BEFORE  WRITING  YOUR  FIRST  DRAFT:      
 

What  is  the  specific  problem  I  will  discuss  in  my  report?  
o
Has  the  problem,  and  its  recommended  solution(s)  or  proposed  course  of  
action,  been  narrowed  in  scope  to  be  described  within  the  limits  of  the  report’s  
page  count?  
 
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What  action  do  I  want  to  convince  the  audience  to  do  or  accept?  
o
Will  the  report  attempt  to  solve  an  internal  organizational  problem?  
 

Who  is  the  target  audience?  
o
Will  the  report  be  addressed  from  one  organization  to  another?  Or  will  it  be  
from  an  individual  to  an  organization?  
o
Who  has  the  power  to  approve  the  recommendations  in  my  report?  
 

What  research  findings  will  I  need?  
 
CHECKLIST:    BEFORE  YOU  SUBMIT  YOUR  FINAL  DRAFT  OF  YOUR  
RECOMMENDATION  REPORT:  
 

Have  I  used  6  or  more  high-­‐quality  researched  sources  in  the  document  
to  support  claims  or  give  data?  
 

Have  I  used  researched  sources  effectively,  incorporating  data,  
paraphrases,  and  quotes  successfully  to  support  claims  or  help  readers  
understand  the  problem  and  solution  better?  
o
Review  at  
http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/tlc/tipsheets/writing/integrating-­‐quotes.pdf  
 

Did  I  give  credit  for  my  sources  by  using  proper  APA  in-­‐text  citation  and  
References  page  format  rules?  
o
Review  at  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/    
 

Have  I  used  a  hierarchy  of  headings  to  help  my  audience  understand  my  
logic  in  presenting  my  research?  
o
Review  at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ooCoh-­‐l54)    
 

Have  I  defined  the  meanings  of  any  acronyms,  abbreviations,  and  
special  terms  I  used  in  the  document  by  providing  a  glossary  or  by  explaining  
them?  
 

Is  my  final  draft  more  than  8  pages  in  length?  
o
NOTE:  The  cover  page,  table  of  contents,  and  references  page  do  not  
 
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count  towards  the  required  8+  page  count.  
 

Does  the  document  use  12-­‐pt  Times  New  Roman  font  and  is  it  double  
spaced  with  1-­‐inch  margins  all  around?  
 

Is  my  document  written  in  3rd  person  point  of  view?  
o
NOTE:  No  use  of  words  such  as  “I,”  “me,”  “our,”  “you,”  etc.  

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