HR Health & Safety FAQ
What are the benefits of adopting a workplace wellness program?
8. What are the benefits of adopting a workplace wellness program?
There are many ways a workplace wellness program can help improve employee health and cut costs for your business. Healthier employees have fewer absences and higher productivity. (And, theyre less likely to commit the workplace sin of presenteeism: coming to work ill, where theyre unable to get much done beyond infecting their coworkers.) Employees whose employers promote health and fitness are more likely to be satisfied in their jobs. And, the cost of health insurance is significantly less for healthy employees. For information on how unhealthy employees can cost your company, see Nolos article Could Poor Employee Health Be Hurting Your Business? For information on the benefits of workplace wellness initiatives, see Nolos article How a Wellness Program Can Help Your Businesss Bottom Line.