Companies from big to small will benefit from adding a focus on their employees’ well-being. Turns out it does not detract from productivity –or cost. Quite the opposite, in fact. There have been more than 200 scientific studies indicating the positive return-on-investment for worksite wellness programs. And why wouldn’t they? We spend more time at work than anywhere else, so the workplace provides a primo opportunity to promote healthy habits.

On the company side, these benefits are seen:

  • High well-bring boosts performance
  • Enhanced recruitment & retention of healthy associates
  • Reduced health care costs
  • Decreased rates of illness & injuries
  • Reduced associate absenteeism
  • Improved employee relations and morale

How, specifically, does it help employees?

  • Weight reduction
  • Improved physical fitness
  • Increased stamina
  • Lower levels of stress
  • Increased well-being, self-image & self-esteem

I guess that’s not a newsflash, however, is it? We’ve known that inherently that a focus like that is good for morale. Now, after numerous studies, we know that a health focus is a win-win all the way around. Well-being is good for employees, the company, its clients

So, if your company doesn’t have a program, suggest one. The studies are in: ROI is positive. Will it take a little time and money to get started? Sure, but there are many ways to go about it and a lot of outside vendors who can provide help in a number of ways.

What have you got to gain?


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