Wellness affects everything we do in life, especially our work. When we are exercising, eating properly, and managing stresses in our life, our performance increases both at home and on the job. Employees who feel well and have increased energy levels make productive employees who contribute to the work environment, impact the team in positive ways, and perform at their highest levels.
So when it comes to wellness, why not encourage your employees to be their best through doing a corporate wellness program?
- Increased productivity. Employees who feel well are employees who produce more. This just makes sense, as we all work more effectively when we have energy and increased stamina. Whether accomplished through routine exercise, diet, improved sleep habits, yoga, or all of the above, wellness is real and so are its benefits in the workplace.
- Decreased absenteeism. When employees are exercising and eating right, they have more energy and suffer through less illness. This translates to fewer missed work days as employees are at work, ready to work.
- Increased Employee retention. As occupational wellness programs reap the benefits of wellness for the entire workplace, employees are more satisfied with their jobs and their employers. This leads to less turnover and higher employee retention rates. After all, when an employer prioritizes employee wellness, goodwill is established and morale rises, too.
- Positive corporate image. As employees see the benefits of an occupational wellness program, they will talk. They will tell their family and friends. In this social media age, they will likely tell hundreds of people through workout posts and more. Just think of the corporate image benefits a wellness program will bring. Encourage the use of a unique hashtag for these posts and watch it grow even more.
- Improved applicant pool. As word spreads about the great work environment at a company, more potential employees become interested in going to work there. With more future applicants, the applicant pool improves and employers have a larger group of candidates to draw upon, improving the overall quality of the applicant pool. Reap these benefits by adding a corporate wellness program.
These benefits of a corporate wellness program speak for themselves. In a world full of 21st-century stresses, wellness has changed from a “nice to have” benefit to a “must have” part of the workday. Employers can help support employees’ health and happiness by bringing fitness, nutrition, and bodywork programs into the workplace.