Corporate membership Program
12 months – price is negotiable. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Healthy employees are more likely to perform better at work and therefore increase productivity. According to the study carried out by the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Centre for Health Research at Healthways, workers who ate healthy meals and exercised on a regular basis had 11% better job performance and 27% lower absenteeism.
Many employers are turning to employee wellness programmes to improve the health of their employees and increase productivity. They are offering on-site health screenings, gym facilities, meditation classes, taking out junk foods from their staff canteens, giving bonuses to workers who lose weight or reduce their cholesterol, stop smoking and other incentives.
It is therefore important, and of huge benefit, for an organisation to invest in the health and well-being of their employees. This could save them the cost of absenteeism due to ill health and poor energy. It will improve concentration, productivity and staff morale and can increase income.
Stressed, tired employees do not perform well and can cost more than just initial income. Potential customers may also be lost due to inefficient staff performance. Another study also found that healthier employees spend fewer days away from work due to illness, saving a company thousands and even millions on downtime and bringing in temporary help. Wellness programmes can also help alleviate depression and help employees manage their time and stress levels better, all of which are contributory factors to missed work days.
In summary, the benefits of workplace wellness programmes can, over time, produce the following benefits:
- Fewer absenteeism
- Greater productivity
- Improved worker satisfaction and retention
- Less money spent on health insurance
- Lower healthcare cost
- Increased morale and loyalty.
Johnson & Johnson, for example, reduced its rate of absenteeism by 15%, just two years after introducing its wellness programme. They also cut their hospital costs by 34% after just 3 years. (Reference: human resources executive April).
As part of a pilot programme, Honeywell, Inc. offered a $200 cash incentive based on participation in a certain programme. Coordinators estimated a 70% to 150% return on investment from reduced medical claims alone.
Numerous studies have found a positive ROI for employers providing wellness programmes—anywhere from $1 to $13 gained (in improved productivity and reduced insurance costs) for every $1 spent. The median return is currently said to be $3.14. Only a small minority of companies fail to break even—and that is often because their initial investment of time and money was too low.
Companies trying to increase productivity should therefore consider a wellness programme for their employees.
We currently only cover Berkshire, London and its environs for our corporate programmes. Please send an email to email@example.com to check whether we cover your area.
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