When it comes to health in the workplace, there are multiple reasons why looking after employees is a good thing - and we are not just talking here about moral and ethical responsibility, or the feel-good factor.
Countless days are lost due to absence from sick days every year. The top three reasons for it are back and neck pain, minor illnesses such as coughs and colds and or flu, stress, anxiety and depression.
Companies putting the effort into ensuring their employee’s health needs are met will find results in greater productivity.
Integrating wellness into the overall objectives of the organization contributes to lower healthcare costs, lower rates of absenteeism and presenteeism, increased productivity, better employee morale and increased employee engagement.
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Programs are designed to match the goals and needs of each workforce or individual, focusing on preventing illness and injury, promoting health and productivity, and lowering the total cost of health care.
The most common elements of the corporate wellness programs
HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENTS
These timely health risk assessments help to identify and analyze risk factors and key areas of need enabling further specific steps.
Health fairs with onsite employee health screening, wellness seminars and workshops, lunch and learning, nutrition and exercise demonstrations, and motivational speakers are great opportunities for employers to improve their employees’ health awareness and self-care practices.
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Offering incentives to your employees can increase participation in your wellness program and engages members in behavior changes.
GROUP OR ONE-TO-ONE HEALTH COACHING
Coach for health works with clients to facilitate and support healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging clients to develop inner wisdom, identify their values and capabilities, and transform their goals into motivation and action.
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS COMMUNICATION
Great communication is critical to any successful program. Research shows that people changing to a healthier lifestyle will move through several cycles or stages of contemplation before they actually make a change. It is important that wellness communications reaches out to employees and engages with them at whatever point in the program they are in. Help is provided to clients for planning and executing a comprehensive communications plan that will reach all the employees and create the highest level of participation.
PROGRAM CONSULTATION AND REVIEW