Is your company promoting a healthy workplace?
Most people can get behind the idea that health, happiness, and productivity at work are related concepts, and that companies have an opportunity to foster all three—to everybody’s benefit—with a corporate wellness program.
How employees can benefit
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for employees, creating a healthy lifestyle could be challenging. With everyday responsibilities like work, taking care of the house, taking kids to school, and attending social events, living healthy is often a lower priority. On the other hand, employees are aware that by adopting a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and improve overall health.
How employers can benefit
The CDC states that employers may benefit from on-site wellness programs through savings on insurance and workers compensations cost, improved productivity, reduced employee sick days, and decreased absenteeism.
Overview of potential benefits of workplace health
- Lower health care and disability costs
- Enhanced employee productivity
- Reduced employee absenteeism
- Enhanced corporate image
- Increased organizational commitment and creation of a culture of health
- Lowered costs for acute health issues
- Lowered out of pocket costs for health care services
- Increased well-being, self-image, and self-esteem
- Improved coping skills with stress or other factors affecting health
- Improved health status
Studies have shown that for every $1 a company invests in an employee wellness program, the reduction in absenteeism is equal to $5, and the reduction in medical costs will be close to $4.
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