Benefits of a Workplace Wellness Program
On average, a typical worker loses 115 productive work hours every year due to a health condition. A majority of the lost productive time from these health conditions is invisible to employers, because it occurs on the job. Absenteeism due to stress has increased with the total cost to employers in lost productive time.
For many companies, medical costs can consume half, or more, of company profits. Chronic diseases related to lifestyle account for 70 percent of the nation’s medical costs. Experts in the field of health benefits estimate that the costs of employer provided health and dental benefits are rising at a rate of 15 to 20% percent per year. One-quarter of adults aged 45 and older report that their physician has diagnosed them with high blood pressure and one in twenty Americans has been diagnosed with diabetes by a health professional.Companies who approach corporate wellness as an investment rather than a cost realize greater success and lower failure costs in obtaining returns on such programs. The results:
- Increased productivity, energy and creativity.
- Increase in employees mental focus, clarity, endurance and attention to detail.
- Increase in employees production and job execution.
- Improved company moral.
- Significant reduction in absenteeism from injuries and illness.
- Measurable reduction in insurance claims and premiums.
- Reduction in employee turnovers.
- Increase in staff retention, longevity and company satisfaction.
- Increase in employees overall quality of life, through the proven benefits gained physically, psychologically and emotionally through health and fitness.
- Retained vision, teamwork and cohesiveness of employees.
- Increased potential for recruitment.
We believe that the key to a strong company is having strong, healthy employees, and that encouraging a preventative approach to health and wellness is one of the most innovative and effective ways employers can boost employee morale, productivity, employee retention and overall profit. Taking advantage of programs offered not only will help you succeed more during work hours, it will give you more energy and patience for your home and personal life as well.
If your company does not have an employee wellness program already set up, you may be in the position to lead the way. If not, contact your human resources department or, if you have access, go straight to the top, your president or Chief Executive Officer. This could be the big idea that gets you that big promotion!
We’ll help you design a program to maximize participation and then help you market it too. Company branded marketing materials help you prepare and launch your program.