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5 Reasons Why You Should Care About Wellness In Your Workplace

Written by: Jo Kelly, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

As an employer, you may have many concerns about running a successful business. However, one aspect that you should not overlook is the wellness of your employees. Research has shown that investing in employee wellness not only improves productivity but also has many other benefits for your organisation. Here are five reasons why you should care about wellness in your workplace.


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1. Improved Employee Health And Wellbeing


When employees are healthy, they are less likely to take sick days and are more productive. According to a study by the World Health Organisation, healthy employees are up to three times more productive than their unhealthy counterparts. By offering wellness programs, such as healthy eating options, gym memberships, and mental health resources, you can help your employees stay healthy and happy.


Wellness programs are a popular way of promoting employee health and well-being. These programs can include initiatives like offering healthy meals at the office, on-site fitness classes or a gym, mental health resources and support, and workshops that encourage healthy habits. Many companies also offer incentives for employees who participate in wellness programs, such as discounts on health insurance premiums or additional paid time off. By providing these resources, employees can improve their physical and mental health, which leads to improved productivity and job satisfaction.


2. Lower Healthcare Costs


Investing in employee wellness can also help lower healthcare costs for your organisation. When employees are healthy, they are less likely to need medical attention and insurance claims are reduced. Additionally, many insurance companies offer discounts to employers who provide wellness programs for their employees. These discounts can significantly reduce the overall cost of healthcare for the company.


The cost of healthcare is a major concern for many companies, and offering wellness programs is a way to address this issue. By promoting healthy habits and preventing illnesses, companies can reduce the number of employee sick days and the need for medical treatment. In addition, healthier employees can lead to lower health insurance premiums, which is a major expense for most companies.


3. Increased Employee Engagement And Retention


Employees who feel that their employer cares about their well-being are more engaged and likely to stay with the company long-term. Offering wellness programs can also help attract new talent to your organisation. By prioritising employee wellness, you are creating a positive company culture that shows your employees that you value them as individuals, not just as workers.

Employee engagement and retention are major concerns for many companies, especially in competitive industries where talent is scarce. Offering wellness programs is a way to attract and retain top talent by creating a positive company culture. By demonstrating that you care about your employees' well-being, you can build a loyal and engaged workforce that is committed to your company's success.


4. Boosted Company Morale


When employees are happy and healthy, company morale is boosted. Wellness programs can foster a sense of community among employees, which can lead to better teamwork and collaboration. Additionally, employees who feel supported by their employer are more likely to be motivated and inspired in their work.

Company morale is an important factor in the success of any organisation. When employees are motivated and engaged, they are more likely to produce high-quality work and exceed expectations. Wellness programs can help boost company morale by creating a sense of community among employees. By providing opportunities for employees to socialise and support one another, companies can foster a positive and supportive work environment.


5. Improved Corporate Social Responsibility


Finally, investing in employee wellness is a way to demonstrate your organisation's commitment to corporate social responsibility. By prioritising the health and well-being of your employees, you are showing that your company values more than just profits. This can lead to a positive reputation in the community and among potential customers.


Corporate social responsibility is increasingly important for companies that want to build a positive reputation and attract customers who value sustainability and ethical practices. By investing in employee wellness, companies can demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.


If you would like to discuss how I can support you with a bespoke wellness program for your organisation, please get in touch to arrange a meeting.


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Jo Kelly, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Jo Kelly is a highly qualified and experienced, award-winning Registered Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach, with a particular expertise in corporate wellness. Jo is passionate about helping busy people achieve their health and wellness goals.

Jo's experience in corporate wellness is particularly noteworthy, having worked with a number of large organisations to create wellness programs that promote a healthy and productive workplace. Her programs focus on educating employees on the importance of nutrition, exercise, stress management, and sleep, and providing practical tools and resources to help them implement healthy lifestyle habits.

Jo is a firm believer that a healthy lifestyle is essential to achieving optimal physical and mental health, and she is committed to helping her clients make positive changes that will benefit them for years to come. Her approach is gentle, supportive, and evidence-based, and she is passionate about empowering individuals to take charge of their health and wellbeing.

In addition to her work as a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach, Jo is also a sought-after speaker and educator on topics related to health and wellness. She is a regular contributor to health and wellness publications and has been featured in a number of online media outlets.


Jo holds a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

 

References:

  1. "Healthy workers are more productive" ‒ World Health Organisation. (2010). Workplace Health Promotion. https://www.who.int/occupational_health/topics/ workplace/en/

  2. "Reducing healthcare costs through employee wellness programs" ‒ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (2015). Total Worker Health. https:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/totalhealth.html

  3. "Employee engagement and retention" ‒ Harvard Business Review. (2014). The Impact of Employee Engagement on Performance. https://hbr.org/2014/11/the- impact-of-employee-engagement-on-performance

  4. "Boosting company morale" Forbes. (2018). The Business Case For Employee Health And Wellness Programs. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alankohll/ 2018/03/14/the-business-case-for-employee-health-and-wellness-programs/? sh=2d84e720287c

  5. "Corporate social responsibility" ‒ Harvard Business Review. (2019). The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility. https://hbr.org/2019/01/the-business- case-for-corporate-social-responsibility

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