According to a survey conducted by Business Insurance, three out of five employers (61%) offer a corporate wellness program. Companies are taking employee wellness more seriously now as they’re trying to figure out the right solution to combat rising health issues and healthcare costs. As you can see from the images below, health and wellness significantly impacts a company’s productivity….in turn, the bottom line.
Below you’ll see the financial impact of the top three health issues impacting US productivity:
Finally, according to Joshua Love, president of Kinema Fitness, a corporate wellness company:
Corporate wellness cannot be treated as a band-aid, and you definitely won’t be able to find it in a fitness app. Engagement, motivation, support and strategy are the keys to a successful program. If employees are not involved in the solution, it’s difficult to succeed. Preventable wellness is a complete lifestyle and behavior change and change takes time and commitment.