The Benefits of Corporate Wellness to a Company’s Growth
By now, everyone should know the risks of living a sedentary lifestyle. However, for employees, it’s easy to skip out on exercising when they work all the time and have other obligations to take care of outside of work. That’s why it’s more important than ever before for you as the employer to offer some sort of corporate wellness program to promote an active lifestyle without creating many inconveniences. Plus, employee wellness programs are also linked to potential growth of a company. How is this possible? We’ve taken a look at some of the benefits employers can take advantage of.
Lower Healthcare Costs
Recent studies indicate employees who participate in some sort of corporate wellness program typically have fewer medical bills over the course of a year. This leads to lower healthcare costs for both employers and employees, and is an easy indicator that the program was a good investment for all parties involved. Employers often choose to pass along a portion of the savings to the employees and keep a portion to boost their bottom line. So in a situation like this, the employer saves money, the employee saves money and the chances of workplace productivity being high are much better as a result.
Improved Behavioral Attributes
Many employee wellness programs also improve the culture of the workplace, since people who are active and healthy tend to feel better about themselves. This positivity is contagious and can lead to a culture change for the better. Whether it’s through an exercise program, weight loss challenges, altering eating habits or anything else, research shows employees who participate actively will see an improvement in their mood and behavior. From an employer standpoint, this means a more enjoyable workplace culture, which is motivating for employees and fosters growth indirectly.
Higher Workplace Productivity
Studies also indicate people who are physically active are also able to focus more and have a better memory. Having a corporate wellness program gives employees the ability to exercise on-site during breaks, before work or after work. But even if the program isn’t on-site, having a motivating factor to encourage employees to participate will make them healthier and lead to higher productivity levels. And when higher productivity leads to the growth of a company, it’s easy to say the corporate wellness program was a good investment.
DBC Active Spine Care® offers programs for employers to help ensure their employees are happy and healthy. We have proven that incorporating our program has reduced surgeries, therapy, medications, and employer costs while improving employees health. Our active spine care techniques are designed to relieve employees of any nagging pain they are suffering from, especially in their back. More companies are seeing the long-term benefits of offering these types of programs, so contact us today to see how we can help you implement one in your company and reap the many benefits it offers.