If you’re not convinced that corporate wellness programs make a difference, here are a couple of statistics that might change your mind. According to Dr. Roger Sahoury, author of Gladiator’s Guide to Corporate Health & Wealth, 55% of workers said that workplace wellness programs were at least partially responsible for improvements in their overall health. More than that, company health programs accounted for $250 million dollars in healthcare savings, and led to a 50% reduction in cases of employees suffering from high blood pressure at workplaces where they were implemented.
In addition to making employees healthier (and happier) in their daily lives, corporate wellness programs also have the added benefit of making workers happier with the companies they work for. When their employer provides them with resources that allow them to improve their lives, it demonstrates to them that their company cares about them and their wellbeing. And when employees believe that the company they work for cares about them and their happiness, and not just the work it can get out of them, they feel a deeper connection with the company than just the provider of their paychecks.
It’s no secret that happier employees are more loyal employees, and that overall health has an impact on productivity. In other words, corporate wellness programs are a benefit to both employees and the people who work for them. They improve employee morale and health, which improves performance and productivity in return.