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Why do you need a Corporate Wellness Program?
Corporate wellness is one of the most important investments any company can make. These programs are not simply investing in physical wellness and mental health – they are also a means to lower cost and increase productivity with just a few simple initiatives that promote an overall healthier lifestyle.
Implementing a corporate wellness program creates a win-win situation between employer and employees. The employee wins by being healthier and more satisfied with their job. The company wins by cost reductions and increased productivity.
Employers win with reduced tangible cost in the area of healthcare, disability, and worker’s compensation. “Twenty-five percent of what you spend on health care every year is something that DCBodyworks can help change through our wellness implementations; by initializing the tools, the programs and educating your employees! Employers that sponsor wellness programs have a significant return on the investment, ranging from three to as much as seven dollars for every dollar invested. Motorola Inc., for example, instituted a comprehensive wellness program that includes disease management for afflictions such as asthma and diabetes, as well as offering flu shots, cancer screenings, smoking-cessation sessions and a round-the-clock phone line staffed by nurses. The company found that for every dollar it invested, it saved $3.93 (2003 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, “Prevention Makes Common Cents”). Corporate wellness programs can result in economic saving in the following four areas:
- Reduction in demand for medical services.
- Reduction in employee absenteeism.
- Reduction in on-the-job injuries and worker’s compensation costs.
- Reduction in disability costs.
Corporate wellness programs serve to change harmful habits and to promote good health. This leads to lower absenteeism and decreased turnover. Corporate wellness programs help employees learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle and how to be safe on job. A model for the employee illness-wellness continuum is shown below:
Employees who are above the neutral point have lower levels of health related absenteeism and lost time due to long term illness or injury. Reducing turbulence in workplace manning increases productivity.
Productivity is also increased by improving employee engagement. Employees who know that their company is concerned about their health and wellness show a dramatic increase loyalty and job satisfaction. A more engaged employee is a more productive employee as well as more likely to remain with the company. Engaged employees actively seek to help the company improve profitability and reduce waste. Corporate wellness programs are a cornerstone for creating employee engagement.
Bottom Line: Corporate wellness programs are an effective method for reducing employee related expenses and strengthening their personal relations within a company.
DC Bodyworks Corporate Wellness Solutions
Each company has a unique culture and specific requirements. As such, corporate wellness programs should be designed to support these unique needs. Key success factors in creating a corporate wellness program are support and leadership from the top management; employee engagement in program design; internal marketing to at risk employees; successful program implementation; and follow up.
DC Bodyworks creates tailored corporate wellness programs by addressing the following key areas:
- Physical Fitness
- Nutrition and Weight Control
- Back Health
- Prenatal Health
- Smoking Control
- Disease Prevention
- Stress Reduction
DC Bodyworks partners with companies to develop customized wellness programs that specifically address the needs of the organization. Our staff works with your company to design the program; create the necessary infrastructure to implement the program; internally market the program to the employees; program implementation; and program follow up activities.
For more information please contact Rob Robertson, Corporate Wellness Director, for a free consultation on establishing your own company wellness program.