It’s no secret that wellness programs dramatically improve the health of employees, but did you know they can also greatly enhance your bottom line? It’s true! Workplace wellness programs provide several benefits to businesses that directly impact employees and provide a high ROI.
Just how do these programs pull it all off? Read on to find out!
Reduced Short-Term Costs
With the implementation of a wellness program, both employees and companies see health benefits in the short term. While the savings and overall impact is small at this point, the return on investment begins to quickly emerge.
As employee health improves, company healthcare costs begin to drop as employees participate in wellness programs at work and less time at the doctor. This new consistent behavior will the first steps to seeing real cost savings.
Reduced Long-Term Costs
An important aspect of wellness programs is the ability to customize them for your needs and the preferences of your team. If employees in your office are on the path to diabetes or heart disease, implementing the right customized program can address issues at their root cause and prevent them from occurring altogether.
This means, without a wellness program, employees may continue down the path to declining health and, over time, they will cost companies more and more. By incorporating a workplace wellness program, these costs can be radically reduced preemptively, saving thousands.
Better Health = Better Productivity
When employees are healthy, they’re not only able to work more; they’re able to work well. Healthy employees are productive employees, period. When they spend less time sick or have reduced focus due to symptoms, they’re able to channel their focus and energy into productive work tasks.
Productivity is one of the keys to boosting a business’ bottom line and keeping it thriving for years to come. Wellness programs are just one of the many ways your company can gain this key factor to improve your numbers.
Enhanced Loyalty and Attendance
Healthy employees are able to work more. But more notably, employees who participate in an effective wellness program are more likely to feel their companies care for them on a personal and individual level.
This helps build a sense of community and value which increases attendance and helps foster employee’s loyalty to their companies. As such, they’re more likely to have good attendance, increased productivity, and higher motivation in their tasks.
If you’re ready to learn more about how wellness programs can increase your bottom line, check out our blog to find out the ROI of wellness.
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Alexa is the Marketing Manager at Fitspot. She’s a storyteller and wordsmith who writes anything from blog posts to e-books to infographics. She’s passionate about running and fitness, and loves to share the Fitspot message of workplace wellness everywhere!