Maybe your employees are asking for a wellness program or maybe a wellness program will allow you to check the wellness benefits box, or maybe you think it is all just a bunch of fluff. Well, companies such as Johnson and Johnson, who saved over $250 million in healthcare in the last decade or SAS Institute who currently has a mere 3.6% voluntary turnover rate say they owe it to their wellness programs.
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Wellness is far from fluff, rather it is a strategic way to slow health care costs, decrease sick time and presenteeism, decrease turnover rates, and increase productivity, not to mention an opportunity to create loyalty, pride and trusting relationships among your employees. Let's be honest, your employees spend a third of their life working and their work is only getting more demanding. It is stressful, employee’s work-life balance is out of whack, and your employees health is suffering because of it. Employers can simply no longer expect to get quality work from stressed out unhealthy employees. It just isn’t going to happen.
Why not implement a new strategy? Why not create a workplace environment that offers a healthy approach to work? An approach that works in favor of your company’s mission and goals? Looking to increase sales? How about your bottom line? Maybe improve your ROI? Well, that will take greater productivity which means employees are hard at work, not home sick. It means employees are happy to come to work and are motivated to be creative and forward thinkers. It means employees have less stress and a healthier work-life balance. It means it is time to invest in a user-driven wellness program and a culture of happy healthy employees. It's a strategy that is proven to work.