Wellness programs were initially seen as an employee benefit, but more and more companies are now understanding that healthy employees are good for their bottom line. In fact, the U.S. spends $576 billion per year on poor health, most of which is attributed to lost productivity as a result of sick days.
Still not convinced why you should implement a wellness program? Read on!
Improve employee health behaviors.
Not only do workplace wellness programs increase the health of employees, at the core, they help shift their behaviors.
The structure of a wellness program educates, builds skills, and creates motivation, which leads to increased health, decreased health risks, and fewer health care costs.
Along with not losing productivity as a result of sick time, wellness programs have been shown to increase productivity. Whether your company chooses to offer healthy corporate lunch catering or increase employee movement- or both!- your productivity is sure to skyrocket.
Higher rates of job satisfaction.
Did you know that job dissatisfaction is the number one reason for employee turnover in a company? Considering that it can cost 1.5 times an employee’s salary to replace them, job satisfaction is integral to business success.
Workplace wellness programs are an effective way to boost job satisfaction. A 2017 survey found that employees who participate in a workplace wellness program are 67% more satisfied than employees who don’t.
Not only do workplace wellness programs benefit employees, they benefit employers. Ready to roll? Checkout 5 Tips to Build a Healthy Team.
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