- Strategic Planning
- Comprehensive Wellness
- Benefits Administration
- Employee Communications
- Voluntary Benefits
- Human Resources Support
There are many different types of wellness programs. The purpose of these programs is to promote healthy lifestyle wellness initiatives and can include smoking cessation programs, on-site gyms, healthy food initiatives, wellness education and much more. While some businesses have instituted very comprehensive health programs, others have achieved savings or increased productivity with just a few simple activities that promote healthy behaviors. What’s most important is to commit to wellness promotion in your organization.
Why Promote Wellness in the Workplace?
Worksite health promotion is an investment in your most important asset: your employees. Studies have shown that employees are more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are in optimal health. Benefits of implementing a wellness program include:
- Lower health care costs, due to a healthier workforce and improved disease management
- Enhanced recruiting by attracting the most talented workers
- Reduced absenteeism and improved productivity
- Improved on-the-job time utilization, decision making and productivity
- Improved employee morale
- Reduction in turnover
For more information on the Wellness Council of America, please see WELCOA’s website at www.welcoa.org.