If you as an employer do not market and invest in well-being programming for your employees, you may fall behind the curve in some aspects.
When the younger generation enters the workplace, they expect that concrete well-being programming will be implemented and that creative components for overall well-being and easy accessibility will be intertwined. Having a working well-being program can help you with your retention rates because this big departure is upon us. If that aspect does not motivate you to consider investing and starting a wellness program, what about the costs of chronic illness?
What is important to note is that chronic diseases can be avoided, reduced or even stopped by lifestyle changes.
Of course, there are specific direct costs and percentages associated with chronic diseases, but we often forget the indirect costs if an employee can not be present at work and the cost of lost productivity.
For more information on limiting the costs of chronic health conditions, see this resource.
If you are interested in discussing fitness programming further, please contact our health and wellness consultant, Taylor Hahn.