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Wellness is important and relevant in the workplace because most employees want to be healthy, happy, and productive.  Experts believe that prioritizing employee wellness may be just the push necessary for seriously dedicated employees who may burn out or get sick if their well-being is ignored.

General

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Employee wellness programs are becoming more commonplace and bring benefits to both employees and employers.  According to www.zippia.com52% of U.S. companies offer wellness programs.

Employee Perspective

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  • 56% of employees who participate in company wellness programs report fewer sick days.

  • 60% say they're more productive when they work.

  • 30%  report a disease was detected by these programs allowing treatment before progression.

Wellness Program Examples

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  • providing health & fitness education to assist in identifying & managing chronic illnesses

  • on-line education components offered during work hours

  • onsite flu vaccines & health screenings

  • cash prizes or flextime for completing wellness classes or workout regime

  • gym discounts or access to an onsite gym

  • filling vending machines with healthy snack options

Employer Perspective

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  • 83% of employers reported increasing their worker's health due to wellness programs.

  • 72% saw a reduction in healthcare costs after implementing a wellness program.

  • The average return on investment (ROI) for employee wellness programs is six-to-one.

  • Wellness programs can reduce absenteeism by 14-19%.

Employee Retention

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  • Over 80% of employees with employer engagement in their wellness say they enjoy work (without engagement, drops to 40%).

  • 85% intend to stay at their jobs (without engagement, drops to 58%).

Conclusion

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Improving wellness in the workplace requires organizations to make it a part of their corporate culture.  If employees don't understand why wellness is important or don't feel supported in taking advantage of the programs available to them, then even the best programs are pointless.

*All statistics taken from www.zippia.com, follow link to view article.

About Us

BeWell365 Worksite Wellness Division


Our mission is to collaborate with organizations to enrich the health of their employees, elevate morale and retention, boost production, and improve the bottom line.

About the Founder

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Kristin Finley is the Founder of BeWell365 with over 30 years of business ownership in the nutrition & wellness field; is registered and licensed as a dietitian, with a Master's Degree in Organizational Management.  Her companies have been providing medical nutrition therapy and wellness education for contracted facilities with an emphasis on managing diabetes, natural weight loss, reversing metabolic syndrome, and cardiac health.

BeWell365 was originally co-founded with my extraordinary friend and colleague, Helen Louise Ornelas, Licensed Professional Counselor.  Louise is credited as the original author on half the Journey to Wellness Classes and provided the expertise for the emotional aspect of our program.  Though she retired some years back, she continues to be a great resource, friend, and inspiration.

Special Mention

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Contact Info

BeWell365

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Worksite Wellness

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465 N. Resler Drive, Ste C-2
El Paso, TX 79912 

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