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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Installing a Wellness Initiative in Your Organization

Posted on February 25th, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Employees are one of the most important assets for your business. Discover why implementing a wellness plan for your workers will help you retain them longer and increase your bottom line.

  • Enhance Employee Welfare

Healthier employees are happier, more productive workers. They enjoy having control over fitness goals that fit with their lifestyle. Whether you simply offer information to staff members, subsidize healthy lunches, offer fitness education, or provide a company gym, you positively impact the welfare of your organization.

  • Improve Health

Everyone has some type of health issue that needs addressing. Unhealthy eating, lack of exercise, sleep deprivation, drinking, smoking, and genetic issues affect millions of workers. Utilizing a wellness program helps make positive changes happen. Employees can lose weight, lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, sleep better, save money on prescriptions, and reduce their risks of injury or illness. As a result of health improvements, staff members can finish tasks more efficiently and have energy left at the end of the work day.

  • Promote Colleague Camaraderie

Groups of coworkers can unite in working toward common health goals, resulting in stronger relationships inside and outside the workplace. Colleagues can participate in activities unrelated to work such as a walking club or sports team, having lunch together, or going to the gym. Social support is vital to weight loss and physical fitness. Interacting with colleagues will provide the necessary encouragement when needed and hold individuals accountable for reaching their goals. Seeing others’ progress will give motivation to coworkers to succeed. Cohesiveness in reaching goals will be enhanced in the workplace as well.

  • Lower Costs

Wellness plan participation is a company investment that attracts and retains more quality recruits and results in lower expenses. Workers perform better, are more satisfied with their jobs, and remain loyal to your company longer. Costs related to absenteeism, hiring and training new workers, workers’ compensation and disability insurance, and health care are lower. A healthy workforce helps increase your bottom line.

Providing a wellness program for employees results in greater production and lower expenses for your staffing agency. For additional help with this and other HR issues, reach out to Innovative Employee Solutions today!

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