Wellness Programs are steadily increasing in business settings. Even large insurance companies such as Humana are offering their own wellness programs. You are probably asking yourself, why you, as a business owner, should offer a wellness plan to your employees. Below, you will find several important reasons you should invest in a company wellness program such as Aptora’s Corporate Wellness Program.
Decrease in Absences
Improved employee wellness directly relates to a decrease in employee absences. The top reasons given for absences are healthcare-related issues. The healthier the employee, the less likely they are to call in sick or use vacation time for illnesses. Companies that offer wellness programs have reported that they have significant decreases in absences.
Increased Job Performance
Aptora’s Wellness Program encourages employees to improve their fitness level by participating in fitness activities such as walking. As the employee’s overall fitness level increases so does their job performance.
Employee morale increases when employees feel that their employer cares about their health and is taking an active role in encouraging the improvement of employee health.
Engaged employees are less likely to seek other job opportunities. A good wellness plan can help employees feel like they are a team and give them a more enthusiastic attitude about their jobs.
Improved Chances of Hiring That Prospective Employee
Looking to get a “leg-up” on your competitors when actively seeking new employees? Consider this; when looking for a new employer the majority of prospective employees consider company health and wellness offerings.
Employees Feel Like They are a Part of a Team
By hosting a wellness program you allow your employees to feel as if they are a part of a team. They do this by interacting with other like-minded employees that are working towards the goal of increased wellness. Employees will naturally support each other in their wellness activities.
Decrease in Injuries
As employees improve their overall fitness, their risk of injury decreases. Exercises such as walking helps improve your core fitness which in turn can decrease the likelihood of injury. The “core” refers to four abdominal muscle groups that provide a focus for physical work. If you have an unfit core, your other body muscles have to do the work and this increases the likelihood of sprains and strains.
Decrease in Insurance Costs
Insurance costs are expensive. In most companies, health insurance is one of the top expenses. It is no longer an option for a company to not offer insurance to their employees’ in order to cut costs. So, what can the business do to help control this expense? Invest in a wellness program. If your company’s wellness program meets certain criteria (consult your insurance provider to see if your program does) you may be eligible for a discount on your company health insurance policy.
After reading this article, are you thinking about investing in a company wellness program but you are not sure how to do this or you don’t want to have the ongoing expense of an outside Administrator? Aptora’s Corporate Wellness Program may be the solution for you.
This complete do-it yourself system is easy to implement and use. It is a low cost alternative to hiring an outside wellness firm to implement its wellness program in your company. Aptora’s Corporate Wellness Program is a fully customizable system that covers all areas of implementing a wellness program including conception, implementation, documentation and tips to start and maintain your company’s wellness program.