With the New Year approaching, it is resolution time again! This year, as in years past, your employees may collectively hold a weight loss challenge to see who can lose the most weight, and it is a perfect opportunity for employers to take the lead and help their employees improve their health. There also is a benefit for the company as well.
Corporate Wellness programs can be implemented in a variety of ways. Nutrition challenges, wellness education, run clubs, group classes or subsidized memberships at local fitness establishments are all ways companies have built their wellness programs.
- Increase Profit: Corporate profitability rises with greater productivity, lower healthcare costs, and reduced turnover rates
- Better Employee Productivity: Healthier employees will cost the company less money by virtue of fewer sick days, lower absenteeism, and reduced health care costs
- Improved Employee Morale: Healthier employees have greater energy levels and higher self-esteem, as well as better overall morale creating a more energetic, positive, and productive workplace.
- Enhanced Teamwork: Company offered programs creates a stronger sense of community amongst employees and leadership. Group classes unite people from different departments who might otherwise never meet, increasing communication and camaraderie between departments. If you can sweat, groan and moan with your co-workers you’ll have no problem working with them in a meeting.
The fundamental piece for the most success to individual employee health and company bottom line through wellness programs is for employee engagement. Building or outfitting a gym and hoping that “if you build it they will come” does nothing to drive engagement. In many cases these “globo-gym” style corporate wellness facilities end up unused to their maximum potential.
If you are looking for a high value, budget friendly, engaging wellness environment for all employees, no matter what fitness level that can be implemented in your current office space reach out and let us know. We will be happy to help design and implement a plan that would work towards helping your employees look better, feel better, and work better!