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Sunday, March 9, 2014
Not sure that your company would benefit from a wellness program? Afraid it would be too expensive or difficult to establish? Don't know where to start? Read on to get convinced and get started.
Focusing on the health and productivity of your work force will help you realize significant gains over the short and long term. Numerous employers have found that offering health and wellness programs to their employees leads to a long list of benefits such as:
In addition, good will and enhanced morale can be established by offering programs and services that improve quality of life for your work force.
Employees who are stressed, unhappy, and unhealthy are considered "high risk" because they have a significantly greater chance of becoming ill. When they do get sick companies suffer financially. If your workforce is healthy they're much less likely to get sick and cost the company.
And of course, above all, promoting a healthy work force is just the right thing to do!
Ready to get started? Check out this NetWellness feature on Starting a Wellness Program - For Employers.
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Last Reviewed: Jul 13, 2011
Elizabeth R Click, ND, RN, CWP
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Medical Director
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University