The top three benefits of corporate wellness programs
10 May 2019
Healthy employees are paramount to the success of your organization. When employees take time off because of health concerns, productivity levels drop, stress levels increase, and in the case of severe health issues, employee retention and turnover is a concern. So, what can you do? Below are the top three benefits of implementing a customized corporate wellness program in your organization.
1) Reduced absenteeism
Absenteeism is a concern for many organizations. If employees aren’t there, work doesn’t get done. According to a Statistics Canada report, In 2018, full-time employees missed ten days of work while that number was only 8.8 days in 2014. Other factors can be said to have contributed to the rise of employees absenteeism, but illness is one of the top reasons why as mentioned in this 2011 report. Implementing a wellness program within your company can be a great way to reduce the amount of time employees are taking off due to stress, illness, and other health concerns. In fact, a large corporation that we have recently worked with has shown a decrease in short term disability and long-term disability claims since introducing our services.
2) Increased productivity and reduced stress
Productivity is something that all companies struggle with. With a customized corporate wellness program, you can implement positive changes to your employee’s health that increases productivity over time. When your employees’ health is better, they are more focused and efficient while at work. A 2018 studyby McGill university confirmed that not only did participants have significant improvements in systolic blood pressure and reductions in poor sleep quality, but there was also a reduction of the high emotional stress and fatigue that participants had after implementing a wellness program within their organization.
3) Boost in morale and tone of your organization
Working in a fast-paced atmosphere or a negative atmosphere can lead to low morale in your organization. Consequently, this pace and continual stress are not easy on our bodies and over-time this can lead to many health issues. Employees may also be more likely to take short term or long-term stress leave. With the implementation of a corporate wellness program, employees feel more appreciated by their employer, boosting mood amongst workers and health issues, once addressed can be remedied.
I am intrigued, how can I implement a corporate wellness program in my organization?
Our customized corporate wellness programs are a great way to educate your employees, detect health issues that may be a concern and promote overall wellness. Our teamof experienced healthcare professionals can offer everything from health screening and coaching to chronic disease management, to medication management and we can even offer your employees personal support if they are currently caring for a loved one with health challenges. Since we offer customized mobile health solutions right to your businesses door-step, we make it easy to promote health within your workplace.
If you are interested in implementing a customized corporate wellness program within your organization, get in touch with us today!
Join us next week when we discuss the importance of health screening and early detection is the key to reduced employee turnover.