Your workplace should set the tone for its employees
What is the value to your company of employees who:
As an employer, you have the opportunity to make a difference. When your employees feel good, they are able to work more effectively and efficiently. By reducing health risks and improving the quality of life for staff members, you will be supporting your employees’ wellness and in turn cultivating a high energy workforce.
Begin evaluating the benefits to your company by understanding the number one reason why workplace wellness is important.
To curb the costs of rising health care, wellness programs have become fundamental features in the benefits plans of many major organizations. But these initiatives are not exclusive to the likes of corporate giants—more than two-thirds of U.S. employers offer them as part of their benefits packages, says a new report by the Society for Human Resource Management.
According to a RAND Corporation study, every $1 invested in overall wellness efforts yields a return on investment of $1.50. When the investment is in programs targeting chronic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, the ROI increases to $3.80.
As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, it makes sense to address the needs of the employee population with the implementation of wellness programs. Your workplace should set the tone for its employees.
Encouraging members of your team to take preventive measures to avoid the onset or decline of illness or disease and adopt healthier habits is a win-win for both employee and employer. Your office should be a place where the well-being of your staff offers options for better long-term health.
While changing the behavior of the individual is up to them, as an employer you have an excellent opportunity to encourage them to live healthier, happier lives. Reinforcing healthy behaviors through a supportive work environment will keep employees motivated and productive.
Helping to keep employees healthy is a crucial component to your company’s long-term success.
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