The Importance of Preventive Care to Avoid Chronic Absenteeism in Employees
It’s easy to get caught up in our daily routines and forget about taking care of ourselves. One of the most shocking statistics regarding healthcare is the vast majority of treatments provided are for conditions that were completely preventable. Employers are beginning to understand this more and taking action, since healthcare costs continue to rise. But promoting corporate health does much more than simply save some healthcare dollars, it keeps employees healthy, productive and prevents absenteeism. Here are some simple ways employers can emphasize corporate health by promoting preventive care.
Keep Your Employees Informed
Sometimes difficult conversations have to be had when it comes to health. Keep emphasizing to them the benefits of getting their annual doctor checkups, exercising, eating healthy and more. It’s natural for employees to think they won’t have to deal with a chronic disease or injury until it actually happens. Raising awareness as much as you can by promoting corporate health will increase the likelihood of employees paying attention to their spine care habits and their health in general.
Offer Wellness Programs To Employees
You can double down on your efforts of raising awareness by also offering employee wellness programs. These programs have many different shapes and forms, so you can design yours to fit your culture and expected participation. When employees understand why they should participate in employee wellness programs and how they can benefit from them, they’ll be more motivated to do so. And chances are the more people who actively participate, the fewer instances you’ll see of absenteeism, especially in the long-term.
Lower Healthcare Costs And Higher Productivity
If promoting corporate health isn’t high on your priority list, then promoting preventive care can also lead to money in your pocket in different ways. For one, your healthcare costs could decrease since you have a healthier group of employees. And employees who are healthier will also be in a better mental state and have increased productivity as a result. Your workplace culture now may not necessarily revolve around health and wellness, but it’s never too late to start incorporating it. The benefits of good corporate health are becoming clearer every day, and the entire workplace environment shows it when you have a team of healthy employees who come to work every day.
DBC Active Spine Care® is a big believer of employee wellness programs. The truth is you can buy gym memberships for all of your employees, but it still requires them to be self-motivated to actually use it. Programs that involve interaction, accountability and teamwork are typically more effective and are contagious in a positive way. Preventive care starts with seeing your doctor for regular checkups, but it should also continue throughout the year with exercising and focusing on your health. To learn more about how you can offer these types of programs to your employees, contact us at any time.