Corporate Wellness Programs
With more attention focused on nutrition and overall health, research is beginning to show a link between the nutrition and exercise of people in the workforce and how it affects overall productivity. Even though wellness programs require investments up front, large companies should subsidize these programs because they will save companies money in the long run, improve overall workforce productivity, and enhance employee morale. In order to support the position, research included interviews, online articles, and workplace observations. Large corporations who have not already implemented a wellness program should do so to ensure maximum productivity and all around healthy, positive, and hard-working employees.
Wellness programs are being implemented across the country in large and small companies, and the results are positively impacting the bottom line.“Research is showing that it’s more cost-effective to invest in preventive health practices, such as screenings, immunizations, health risk appraisals, behavioral coaching, and health awareness/education, rather than spending resources exclusively on the small minority of employees/dependents who are responsible for high-cost health claims.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report revealed that at worksites with exercise programs as components of their wellness programs, healthcare costs decreased from 20 to 55%, short-term sick leave was lowered from 38 to 32%, and productivity increased from 50 to 52%.”
GenoVive can provide a valuable addition to your corporate wellness strategy. Contact us to find out more about how easy it is to make GenoVive part of your program.