How Can an Employee Wellness Program Impact Your Bottom Line?

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on April 18, 2017

Employers are increasingly focused on the well-being of their employees and continue to introduce wellness programs that address physical, sentimental, social, rational and financial health issues to assist employees in improving both their work and home life.

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Topics: holistic, bottom line, profit, wellness, long-term, commitment

The Corporate Benefits of Employees Who Sleep

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on April 11, 2017

According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) conducted in the U.S., less than 40% of adults are getting enough sleep. To be productive, adults are recommended to sleep for a minimum of 7 hours on average per night. Being deficient in sleep is costing companies $63 million in lost efficiency.

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Topics: Corporate Wellness, nap, productivity, culture, sleep, national health interview survey, performance, quality of work

Employers Turn to Workplace Wellness to Help Reduce Health Care Costs

Posted by Trista Chan on April 4, 2017

Employees are the assets of any organization, and to sustain these assets and benefit from their long term service, it’s vital to maintain their wellbeing. With the increase in awareness around living a healthy lifestyle, many employers now offer workplace wellness programs to their employees. These programs help in reducing healthcare costs and providing long term benefits to employees and their families. These programs also provide knowledge on eating a healthy diet, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and leading a happy and healthy life.

According to the reports of the Society for Human Resource Management, more than 70% of employers offer wellness programs to their employees, which is almost a 10-15% increase compared to previous years.

It’s expected that everyone, during some stage of their life will face some sort of health issue, whether it be due to an unhealthy diet, sleep deprivation, alcohol, or hereditary causes.  So by utilising the benefits from wellness programs employees can make positive changes in their health and overall productivity by reducing absenteeism, stress and increasing their performance and efficiency.


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Topics: roi, Employee Engagement, HR, Best Practice, workplace, Corporate Wellness, prevention

What Is Your Employee Wellness Program Missing?

Posted by Hilary Turk on March 28, 2017


Wellness programs have become a positive trend in recent years, with almost 90% of employers providing them to their employees. These employers definitely have a positive objective in providing these programmes, but there are some issues that remain missing from the wellness programs that need proper attention for their success.

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Why Wellness Works in the Workplace

Posted by Hilary Turk on March 14, 2017

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Ted DeWolf, a Sales Manager from Levitt-Safety describes his positive experience with using Optimity when it was implemented into his workplace. In the post he describes his thoughts on workplace wellness and how Optimity has helped to change his workplace habits for the better. 

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How to Nurture Your Sleeping Habits to Rejuvenate Yourself

Posted by Trista Chan on March 7, 2017

We all agree that a nutritious diet and regular physical activity is the key to a healthy body, but there’s more to it that our bodies crave.  Adequate sleep is just as important but is frequently ignored.   Think about how irritable you feel when you starve your body from sleep due to a late-night shift, from socializing, jetlag or even stress.

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Fight the Winter Blues - 5 Micro-Exercises to Help Boost Your Mood

Posted by Hilary Turk on February 22, 2017

It doesn’t take a specialist to tell you that the weather can affect your mood. When the temperature gets low, and those holiday bills start piling up high, things can get a little gloomy. But fear not! There are some scientifically proven ways to lift your spirits, whether you want to perk up, calm down or just feel happier in general, exercise is sure to lighten your mood and has been proven to do so.

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Proactive vs. Reactive Corporate Wellness Programs

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on February 14, 2017

 

To date, most people rely on reactive healthcare services, that is, they visit healthcare professionals only when a problem arises or a condition worsens. However, the benefits of a proactive healthcare approach can actually save more lives.

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Topics: Wellness trends, healthcare, proactive, costs, health education, prevention, smoking cessation, corporate wellness program, cancer, lifestyle changes, reactive, stress, absenteeism

Top 10 Scary Health Cost Stats that Employers Must Know for 2017

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on February 7, 2017

 From insurance coverage to increasing the productivity, good health of employees gives good returns to you in the long run. In order to get a high ROI here are the top 10 health cost stats that every employer must know in 2017...  

 

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Topics: Health cost, medication, smoking, transplantation, health insurance, hospitals, stats, biologic, drug

Corporate Smoking Cessation Programs and ROI

Posted by Trista Chan on January 31, 2017

Corporate Wellness is a $6 billion industry in countries like the US, and there is no doubt that the good health of employees boosts their company’s performance. However, the conventional method of directing the resources exclusively to the unwell doesn’t turn out to be too economical for a company. Each organization must gauge their corporate wellness requirements and choose a tailored wellness program to suit – that is, to gain maximum cost vs. savings benefits, without compromising on the health of the employees.  Corporate wellness programs, if done correctly, actually help in revenue gain in the long run. 

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