- More productive employees
- Lower rates of absenteeism
- Lower health care costs
- Lower employee stress levels
- Fewer worker compensation claims
- Increased employee morale & job satisfaction
- Increased employee responsibility & company loyalty
- Improved employee retention
- Improved company profile to attract prospective candidates
There are many factors influencing a person’s health and wellbeing. These can be minor ailments such as colds or ‘flu or more significant issues such as heart problems or obesity. Any of these could result in the employee taking time off work. With a wellness programme this will be significantly reduced or even avoided altogether.
Small changes in lifestyle can affect health and wellbeing. A wellness programme can help identify and implement these through education and training. This leads to greatly reduced absenteeism, signalling a reduction in costs and an increase in productivity. The main aim of your employee wellness programme is to encourage employees to lead healthier lives. It is proven that when an employee is healthy they are more productive. Being healthy not only increases concentration, energy levels and output, it also ensures you are able to consistently perform at the desired level. Increased productivity in the workplace is a by-product of the success of strong wellness programmes.
All manner of health and lifestyle problems can be catered for. The aim is to promote healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the amount of medical attention required. Health insurance premiums are rising every year to the point where employers have to find new ways to reduce their health expenses. Wellness programmes have shown incredible returns and remarkable results – health costs for those companies using them are significantly reduced.