Once an organization decides they want a workplace wellness program, the first question is often “What kinds of things should we do?” Before you have that discussion, you should lay the groundwork and get more information. The following is a summary of items you can do to get started.
Posted in Wellness on September 10, 2012 at 11:00am
Rising health care benefit costs, poor health habits and unnecessary medical care costs consume large portions of employer resources and your employees’ paychecks. In fact, employees with risk factors such as smoking, being overweight and having diabetes cost more to insure and pay more for health care than people with no risk factors. An investment in your employees’ health through your workplace wellness program may already be lowering health care costs.
If you’re looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of your workplace wellness program, consider social networking as a low-cost solution. Utilizing social networking to enhance your wellness program can increase participation and retention, help improve employee behaviors and save your organization money.
Why Utilize Social Networking in Your Workplace Wellness Program?
Posted in Wellness on July 10, 2012 at 1:37pm
What is Workplace Wellness?
Workplace wellness refers to the education and activities that a worksite may do to promote healthy lifestyles for employees and their families. Examples of wellness initiatives include such things as health education classes, subsidized use of fitness facilities, internal policies that promote healthy behavior, and any other activities, policies or environmental changes that affect the health of employees.
Posted in Wellness on June 11, 2012 at 1:28pm
Health care costs associated with poor diets account for roughly $200 billion each year in lost productivity and medical expenses. Offering healthy food options at the workplace helps employers avoid these problems and supports a culture that values health and wellness.
Here are some suggestions for healthy workplace food and drink options.
Posted in Wellness on May 14, 2012 at 12:02pm