When it comes to taking care of your employees, don’t forget about wellness. Caring for your employees’ health not only benefits them, but your business as well. Research shows that each dollar spent on employee wellness saves employers a corresponding $3.48 in reduced healthcare costs and $5.82 in fewer missed workdays.
Starting health and wellness initiatives now can help your employees take a healthier step into 2020. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Winning with Wellness” report, 87% of employers are committed to workplace wellness and 73% offer a program to their employees. Here are just a few ideas how to make employee wellness programs a fun and effective part of your organization.
Yoga Classes Offer twice weekly, in-office yoga classes to your employees. Yoga and meditation are fantastic stress relievers and a great self-care practice. Workplace stress can cause burnout and less productive employees, which can cause negative effects on your business, so it is a win-win for both of you. Gift participants a yoga mat with your company logo and a positive message, or a branded water bottle.
Wellness Challenges Promote a healthy lifestyle in and out of the workplace by hosting a wellness challenge. Some ideas include weight loss challenge, a walking challenge, or even a water drinking challenge. You can give all participants a bag full of wellness-related products branded with your company logo, like a pedometer or an insulated lunch bag. Reward the winners of the challenge with branded swag like sweatshirts with the challenge’s name on it.
Out-of-Office Adventures Not only can team fun outside of the office create better camaraderie and teamwork during work hours, but it can also be a great opportunity to promote health and wellness as well. What about a zip-line adventure or a game of golf? Participating employees all receive a logoed t-shirt or polo, so they remember their fun day. Virgin HealthMiles Inc. and Workforce Management Magazine’s joint survey stated that 87% of employees consider health and wellness offerings when deciding what company to choose as an employer. So, if you want to attract top employees for your company, then adding health and wellness initiatives is a win-win for you and your business. To learn more about the human resources marketing services that we offer and how they can help your business, please contact us today!