IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO:
Attract More and Healthier Minded Employees
The Evolve Wellness initiative was rated as one of the top 5 employee benefits that influence employees’ decision to choose employment at a current implementation. The employees report increased morale and feeling that their employer is committed to investing in their employees’ health and overall well-being.
Decrease your Health-Related Costs
A healthier work force simply means lower health insurance costs. The numbers are significant to say the least. This one metric alone provides a positive ROI. Those involved in a healthy lifestyle have a decrease in blood pressure by 50-60%, Reduction in smoking by 90%, Reduced risk of cancer, anxiety, diabetes and other common illness by 57%. Studies from the Harvard business review and MD Anderson Cooper Cancer show substantial and often permeant changes in large work forces after changes in corporate wellness and healthy workplace incentives have been implemented. Overall health insurance costs have been reduced by as much as 20-30%.
Reduced Sick Leave and Modified Duty
Employee time off due to sickness and physical illness can be a major issue with staff, especially when it’s long term. It also effects ongoing medical rates and workers comp rates. Reductions in time off (both short-term and long-term) can be reduced by as much as 80% and modified work duty is decreased by as much as 64% (reference, MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Center) with the implementation and monitoring of a proper corporate wellness program.
Reduce Stress (Work and Personal)
It has been estimated that as much as 80-90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems (Stress.org, NASDS/Clemson, National Library of Medicine). According to some studies, regular exercise and proper nutrition may work even better than medication for some people to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting. This is especially important when considering some of the high stress positions of jobs today. One vigorous exercise session can help alleviate symptoms for hours and a regular schedule may significantly reduce overall occurrences over time. Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers and stress relievers—They also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress even more. This plays out both in the activates and actions and interactions of the employees and their ability for do their jobs at the highest capacity in high stress environments. It also directly impacts their need for additional time off, breaks and increases productivity while working.
Increasing Physical Capacity and Performance
The ability for your employees to perform their jobs efficiently, effectively and safely, could mean literally life or death in some instances. At a minimum it has a direct impact on performance and their capacity to think clearly and perform consistently. Their strength, stamina, flexibility, mobility and mental fitness all play a direct role and likely often impact their decision to perform certain job duties in a modified way as made necessary by the physical conditioning that may not be the safest, most efficient or even the way SOP dictates.
Reduce Cost and Frequency of Workers Comp Claims
An effective workplace wellness program can reduce average annual costs per working-age adult by $649.09 or 18.4%. For older working adults (60-64 years old), the possible savings could be substantially higher at $1,947.10 or 27.9% (Reference: LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community). The focus being on smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse, low nutrient intake, cancer and cardiovascular disease. ALL of which are directly related to poor nutritional habits and lack of physical activity. Injuries related to being less capable of jobs requirements physically also play a significant role.
Reducing the need for Mental Health Counseling
Mental and Physical Health are fundamentally linked. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The WHO states that “there is no health without mental health.” Exercise has been shown to release feel good endorphins, which act like endogenous cannabinoids in reducing stress and anxiety. Exercise also takes your mind off worries, helps you gain confidence, gain more social interaction and helps you cope with depression and stress in a healthy way (reference: Mayo clinic). All of which systematically reduce the need for individual counseling.
Increasing Work Force Attrition
Studies show that organizations with highly effective wellness programs report significantly lower voluntary attrition than do those whose programs have low effectiveness (9% vs. 15%) (Reference: Towers Watson and the National Business Group). Work place turnover has been seen to be as low as 2-4% in many large companies (such as Baltimore TI). Simply put, employees who get involved in wellness programs do not leave.
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