Why Your Job Should Offer Onsite Wellness
Wellness is always important at work, play, and at home. Today most employees spend most of their day at work sitting at a desk or inside an office, therefore, implementing wellness programs inside the workplace is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle for employees. Human beings are not created to operate like computers at high speeds without breaks. Humans are at their best when they both allocate and recharge energy in the four main aspects of their core being: mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Employers should invest in meeting their employees’ core needs benefiting to them being happy, healthy, motivated, and bring their best selves to work each day.
Onsite corporate wellness programs not only benefit employees, but employers benefit from corporate wellness programs also. Research has shown that companies that have corporate wellness programs often have better-engaged employees, decreased health care costs, and reduced employee turnover. By offering onsite wellness programs employers create a wellness culture that is employee-centered and provides support and access for employees to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Convinced? Here a few more facts to top it off:
- According to American Psychological Association, depression is the single most expensive ailment costing $44 billion dollars in lost productivity every year. Incorporating mindfulness practice into your corporate wellness program can reduce this loss dramatically. “Aetna Health Insurance estimates that since instituting its mindfulness wellness program, it has saved about $2,000 per employee in healthcare costs, and gained about $3,000 per employee in productivity.”(1)
- According to a Harvard University study across 22 companies, medical costs for employers fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs.(2)
- That same Harvard University study also found that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent on wellness programs.(2)
- Unfortunately, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 40% of all workers today feel overworked, pressured, and pushed to the point of anxiety, depression, and disease.”(3) If 40% of your employees are in this state, how much do they really have left to give to their work?
- Ford, Google, Target, Adobe, and Goldman Sachs have all invested in mindfulness wellness programs. Why shouldn’t your company?
Our Corporate Wellness Program provides your employees with the tools and resources needed to power a sustainable organization and become healthier beings overall. Schedule a consultation with us to talk about how we can help you to help your employees, ultimately benefiting your company with our Corporate Wellness Program.
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