Health At The Workplace – Employer and Employee Benefits
The relationship between health at the workplace and job performance is deeply connected. Many companies are realizing that success is more easily obtained with a healthy workforce in place. This is why companies across the country are looking at ways to integrate healthy living initiatives into their company policies and every day life. The benefits to both employers and employees is dramatic.
A healthier staff results in:
- Reduced days off due to illness
- Improved employee attitudes and overall company morale
- Increased productivity
- Higher employee retention
- More job satisfaction
- And a better ability to handle stress
1. Progressive Insurance
“Headquartered in Cleveland, this national insurance company helps their 25,000 employees stay healthy with an onsite Fitness Centre, Weight Watchers reimbursement program, yoga and boot camp classes, personal training and a smoking cessation program.”
“The social media giant encourages its 1,000 employees at the San Francisco Headquarters to stay healthy by offering onsite yoga, Pilates, Wing Chun Kung Fu and CrossFit classes. Onsite massages and acupuncture sessions are also available for a fee.”
“The Canadian phone company has approximately 26,000 employees in 13 locations across the country and offers internal fitness facilities with cardio equipment, weight rooms and group fitness classes, on-site massage and reflexology practitioners, active living challenges and mental health support.”
Don’t worry if these kinds of programs are not possible or cost friendly enough for your business. There are plenty of ways you can promote health at the workplace. Just know that by putting the health of your employees first, your company will flourish.
*For more information on cost effective wellness initiatives, please read our blog, “Workplace Health - Start a Wellness Program.”