Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Don't Gamble on your Employees' Health
Let’s take a look at workplace wellness. Some view wellness as an unnecessary expense - a frivolous add-on during tough times - but putting forth the up-front capital for employee health care is the rational, logical, and financially sound thing to do.
Don’t count on luck to keep your workforce healthy. No matter the size of the company or the age of the workers, anyone anywhere anytime can get sick. Investing in preventative measures such as biometric screenings, telephonic health coaching, and smoking cessation can have an immediate, positive impact on employee health, increase the odds of retention (employees are less likely to leave if perks are good), and save the company real dollars down the line. For every $1 spent on workplace wellness, research shows $2-$6 in savings.
With odds like that, who wouldn’t want to make wellness an office priority? As always, feel free to contact Wellness Corporate Solutions for information about setting up a wellness program for your company. Big or small, young or old, every office has something to gain from investing in health. You can bet on it!