It simple: healthy employees are happier and more productive employees. A wellness program can take on many forms. It could be simply offering educational information to employees. You may want to help employees understand their current state of fitness and provide coaching for improvement. Or you may want to go all-in and offer an on-site fitness facility and trainers.
Odds are that your employees are the most valuable assets to your company, and workplace wellness programs should matter to you.
The benefits for you as an employer are obvious. A well-run wellness program will provide your company with strategic advantages. A wellness program is a strategic investment in a program that over time will bring lower expenses in return. Companies with a wellness program in place see this return on investment in the form of better performing workers, lower absenteeism, lower employee turnover and reduced (or smaller increasing) health care costs.
Non-tangible, but equally important benefits include greater worker satisfaction and engagement because employees see true investment in their well being and job satisfaction.