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Why your employer should have an employee wellness program

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2019 | Employment Law |

Workplace wellness programs are growing in popularity. Companies of all sizes, from start-ups to industry giants, are offering health programs for their workers. These programs can bring numerous benefits to employees and employers.

If your employer does not offer such a program, you may be missing out on some key benefits. Here are some advantages of workplaces that implement wellness programs.

Positive company culture

Too many jobs are dreadful, stressful and full of drama. While a health program may not necessarily eliminate these issues, it can have a positive impact on the overall environment of the workplace. These plans make employees feel taken care of and help them build stronger relationships with co-workers and management. Workplace morale also helps to prevent problems such as harassment and discrimination from taking place.

Better health

Employee wellness plans that encourage physical exercise result in healthier employees. Physically active employees are less likely to develop chronic health problems. Plus, health programs can help workers make better decisions regarding diet, smoking and sleeping. A happier and healthier workplace is beneficial for everyone.

Lower health costs

This is a motivating factor for both employers and employees. Lower health expenses mean employees do not get hurt and employers can save money. When employers save money on health costs, they can pass on some percentage of this to the employees.

Higher productivity

When you go to your job, do you feel productive or unmotivated? Having more energy and motivation is better for you and your employer. Poor health and toxic company culture are major contributing factors to poor productivity. A successful wellness program can boost productivity and make everyone happier.

As you can tell, there are a wide variety of benefits of employee wellness programs. Sadly, too many businesses do not value their employees enough to invest in these types of plans. A workplace that does not care about the well-being of its workers can be full of problems.