When implemented correctly, a Wellness Program can be a huge asset to a company with benefits spanning from a great Human Resources tool to happy, more productive employees. These programs are designed to promote a healthy lifestyle while in the workplace and beyond the office doors.
A properly designed wellness program can build a sense of companionship between co-workers fostering social support, a significant component to weight loss and fitness. Healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive meaning that executing a wellness program not only will increases employees’ health, but also the company’s success. Invest in the health of your employees and the return is exponential. Here are some activities that you can put into practice in the workplace to help improve health and overall productivity in the company:
- “Walk and Talk” meetings
- Inter-department competitions
- Discounted gym memberships
- Onsite fitness classes
- Company picnic with a “field day” component
- Daily or weekly wellness tips
- Offering healthy food options in vending machines
- Allowing employees time to exercise
- Free meals awarded to workers who make healthy food choices
- Walking clubs
A new study led by an associate professor at the University of Rochester found that conducting healthy programs in the workplace managed to reduce employees considered “overweight” by 9%. In addition, a meta-review of 42 published studies of worksite health promotions shows:
- 28% reduction in sick leave absences
- 26% reduction in health costs
- 30% reduction in workers’ compensation and disability management claims costs
- Average $5.93 to $1 savings-to-cost ratio
So now you are convinced that you need to offer a wellness program, but how do you get your people to participate? JNR can create a custom Incentive Program for your employees encouraging them to stay well while you are retaining valuable staff and minimizing the cost of paying for sick days, higher insurance premiums and disability leaves.
Start today and create an active workforce that benefits everyone. For more statistics and details regarding an incentive wellness program, reference the following blog. http://blog.jnrcorp.com/wellness-incentive-programs/
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Written by Tatum Dumont
JNR Incorporated is a results-based, globally recognized leader that specializes in creating custom incentive travel, meeting, event, prepaid card and merchandise programs that motivate, engage and inspire the employees, customers and channel members of our clients. We have over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies in many diverse industries. Our programs are tailored to fit the specific needs of marketing, sales, management and human resource professionals. The unique solutions we apply are measurable and proven to increase performance, loyalty and revenues.