Why Employee Wellness Programmes Pay For Themselves
Employee Wellness is often overlooked when it comes to improving company performance. Smart companies know that protecting and enhancing their human capital is highly beneficial and that employee wellness programmes are well worth investing in.
What is an Employee Wellness Programme?
In simple terms, an employee wellness programme is a programme designed to help an employer improve the overall health of their workforce or to help their workforce address specific health-related issues.
Wellness programmes may cover a variety of topics or they may be designed to handle specific health issues which an employer is finding disruptive to the productivity of their workforce.
The Benefits of Improving Employee Wellness
There are a wide range of benefits that an employer can unlock through an employee wellness programme.
These benefits include:
- Improved fitness & stamina
Improved self-esteem and self-image
Reduction of stress
Improved morale and overall happiness
Ultimately, these benefits lead to increased productivity and lower absenteeism. Thus, the company benefits by having a stronger more efficient workforce.
Health Issues to Consider and Address
Today there are numerous health issues faced by employees and transferred into the workplace. From cancer to HIV/Aids to general lack of fitness and poor dietary habits.
One of the key ingredients to handling employee wellness and health issues lies in education and health screenings. Another key ingredient is patient compliance with treatment regimes and making healthier choices. A person who better understands their own health and is armed with the knowledge to change their health for the better usually takes action to improve themselves.
Some of the most important employee health issues to be covered in a wellness programme include:
- Cardiac (heart) diseases
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Cholesterol levels
- Personal hygiene
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Obesity & Anorexia
- Substance abuse (Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc.)
- Exercise & fitness
- Diet & nutritional choices
- Sleep and rest
Working Knowledge International
Working Knowledge International delivers high-quality employee wellness programmes. Our programmes include wellness screenings and medical testing and can be tailored to your company’s needs.
Our expert delivery of health and wellness education covers a wide variety of topics including serious conditions such as HIV and Aids and Drug education to simpler topics such as personal hygiene and diet.
Improving the wellness of employees is an ongoing process which requires education in both prevention and treatment of a number of conditions.
To take a giant leap towards healthier more productive employees contact Working Knowledge International today!