Well-designed employee specific corporate wellness programs have advantages for both the business and the employees. These programs can help companies achieve significant savings on health insurance and medical care by supporting employees in their personal journey to stay healthy, assist in weight reduction, reduce risk factors for illness and injury, and generally improve their health.
Each company will also benefit from less time lost to sickness on the part of the employees. It can also boost morale and, as a result, attendance and performance of the overall company.
For many companies, corporate wellness programs add value to the total employee package, providing incentives to both current and future employees, increasing staff retention, and enabling the company to remain competitive within the labor market.
Engaging in workplace wellness activities, like weight reduction seminars, exercise, stress reduction techniques and learning how to eat well, increases employee productivity and performance. Your employees will be better focused on tasks, and they will feel more energized and motivated to accomplish work.
According to the AFLAC 2012 Workforce Report, employees who took part in a workplace wellness program were more satisfied with their jobs than those who don’t partake. The people who engaged in their companies program were generally more content overall with work-related factors. When you feel good, you are naturally more productive.
Group activities that involve nutrition, weight reduction and fitness will connect your staff, fostering the feeling of a team environment. A wellness program in place engages all employees in all different levels and services.
Obesity has reached frightening proportions in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 39.8% of all adults are considered to be obese. Obesity affects more than 93 million Americans. The costs of health care are typically higher for obese people who suffer from other health-related problems. This can affect plan premiums, so it's not surprising that more employers are trying to find ways to help employees maintain good health and reduce the incidence of obesity by creating benefits programs that support weight loss and fitness goals.
One of the key factors in health and wellness is learning stress management. Corporate wellness programs provide tools for your employees to use when feeling stressed.
Your employees will learn to shift into a health-conscious mindset that benefits them and the company. Being surrounded with fellow like-minded employees makes it easier on your staff to stay away from the old unhealthy habits.
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