Good nutrition combined with mental wellness and physical activity are the foundations for healthy bodies and minds. Companies today are finding the benefits and necessity of implementing an office wellness program. Here's why you should too.
1. SAVE MONEY
Companies who implement an employee wellness program saw an ROI of $1.50 for every $1 the employer invested into wellness programs. Additionally, for every $1 invested, employers saw $6 in healthcare savings. In one study, employers saw a reduction of 50% in worker's comp insurance claims after 6 years.
2. IMPROVE MORALE
Speaking of happy employees, creating a healthy workplace has an effect on employee morale and happy employees also have higher productivity than unhappy or unhealthy employees, which is great for the bottom line.
3. REDUCE SICK LEAVE
Employees who eat well and exercise are not only happier, but they're also healthier, which means they're less likely to get sick. They'll also show up to work more energized and feeling more optimistic, which leads to greater productivity.
Don't overlook the benefits. A holistic wellness program should be an important part of your business strategy but it can't exist in a vacuum. Everyone from leadership to individual contributors have to be included in order to build a successful culture of wellness.