Workplace wellness programs are becoming increasingly common. Employees want them, and organizations benefit from them. If your organization doesn’t currently offer a workplace wellness program, it is something you should seriously consider.
REASONS YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAM
According to a study in the American Journal of Public Health, for every dollar spent on workplace health promotion programs, more than triple the savings were observed in medical costs, and this is only the icing on the cake. There are many additional reasons your business needs a workplace wellness program. Benefits include:
1. INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY:
Healthier people tend to be more productive. Offering wellness services will help your team get the treatment they need to be the best versions of themselves. More productive employees will improve organizational performance.
2. LOYALTY AND RETENTION:
Investing in a wellness program is investing in your employees. When employees feel as though their employer is taking care of them, they are more inclined to stay put long term.
3. FEWER SICK DAYS:
When people have access to effective healthcare and wellness programs, they miss fewer days of work.
4. INCREASED MORALE:
A positive work environment is contagious. “An improvement in morale translates to better work performance, an increase in company loyalty, and a higher sense of personal responsibility. When employees recognize that their superiors care about their physical wellbeing, the positive outlook they exhibit will turn into a hallmark of your company’s brand,” says Amy Blackburn on Small Business Trends.
5. IT’S A GREAT RECRUITING TOOL:
Top talent are concerned about more than money when exploring career options. They want to work for companies that offer benefits such as wellness programs and other attractive features. Offering wellness programs show that you care for your employees, and it creates an enticing organizational culture that will attract top talent.
Wellness programs are beneficial for organizations and its employees. “If your company is suffering from a low workforce morale, an uptick in absences, or a decline in productivity, it might be time to consider putting a wellness program in place. Healthy employees are engaged employees, and the results are always worth the investment,” concludes Blackburn.
MORE INFORMATION ON WELLNESS PROGRAMS
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Jesse’s role with AugmentHR is to seek out organizations that can truly benefit from our unique approach to solving HR and talent acquisition problems. After 17 years in the recruitment industry, Jesse is driven to educate on more efficient and cost effective ways to approach hiring. Jesse has worked in every facet of talent acquisition: staffing, corporate, consulting, and as an independent contractor. He has a keen interest in helping others and spends much of his time volunteering with non-profit organizations, like CivicAction, 360Kids and Treble Victor Group. Always on the move, Jesse fills the rest of his free time competing in a variety of sports. Jesse is a former 5 time Karate Ontario champion, military biathlon champion, and an Ironman triathlete.