Companies of all sizes have recently started realizing the benefits of providing wellness programs for their employees. Wellness programs are not health insurance coverage, but are other incentives to help people live healthier lives and make better lifestyle choices. There are numerous options to choose from, such as:
- Replacing junk food in vending machines with healthier options.
- Offering smoking-cessation programs.
- Hosting onsite health fairs and health screenings.
- Providing onsite flu shots.
- Installing onsite exercise equipment and/or offering discounts for gym memberships.
While some of these options do require an investment by the business, others only require working with the appropriate vendors and healthcare providers to make their services easily accessible by your employees.
Companies that offer wellness programs over time will experience numerous benefits, since their employees are healthier, including:
- Fewer Employee Sick Days
- Increased Productivity
- Happier Employees
- Better Employee Retention and Overall Employee Satisfaction
Overall, companies do obtain a positive return on their investment into wellness programs. The amount experienced does vary based upon the industry, number of employees, and size of the business. However, in most cases, even for small business owners, the return is typically equivalent to the amount invested in such programs. The only time businesses do not come out ahead is when they fail to invest enough into programs, or they offer programs employees are not interested in.
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