A Happier and Healthier Workforce Starts with Wellness
As companies look to lower costs and retain top talent, benefits are often the first place to look. Companies should ask if their organization is offering a variety of benefits that meet the needs of their employees, but also provide a benefit to the employer in return. A healthy workforce is a happier and more productive workforce which helps the company’s bottom line, both by reducing healthcare costs and by increasing productivity with less time away from work due to preventable illness.
Offering employee benefits programs that promote healthy behaviors and create healthy habits to prevent illness and disease, or keep a chronic disease from getting worse is a huge benefit for employees. Changing behavior takes time, making wellness benefits a true investment in the company’s most important asset – their employees.
Wellness benefits include many different types of offerings.
- Smoking cessation programs
- Gym memberships
- Nutrition planning
- Health and wellness classes
- Stress management
Benefit offerings like these works to change an employee’s behavior to improve their overall health and well-being. In addition to creating a healthier workforce and lowering health care costs, offering a robust and diverse wellness benefits program helps to attract and retain talent and improves employee morale. Helping employees become better versions of themselves is a win-win for any organization.