Health and Wellness

Feb 03, 2012

Employers always wrestle with how they can get higher levels of productivity from employees without burning them out. Employees, on the other hand, are faced with how they can complete their work but still enjoy a work life balance. A recent study indicated that 76% of employers agree that taking care of employees make them work harder for the company (1). While every employer’s definition of “taking care of employees” differs, there is no dispute that a positive work environment in which an employee enjoys spending time in is important. In fact, this past decade has been marked with plenty of focus on workplace cultures which has manifested into recognition of “Top Employers”  (2). Creating a positive work environment is an involved process; it is not as simple as placing plants in every corner of the office or having a staff appreciation day.

Employee wellness programs can be quite comprehensive and they play an important role in creating a healthy environment. They can include offering healthy food alternatives in the lunch room or can be as elaborate as hiring a company for medical testing and/or designing fitness programs. An Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) would be a good starting point to foster a healthy and productive workplace.

A resource to consider is that many insurance companies are already helping employers through the health and wellness section of their employee websites. There are health risk assessments for employees and spouses to complete to determine how healthy they are. The insurance industry understands that an effective wellness program will not only improve productivity, it will help lower disability and extended health claims.

We can help you develop an effective wellness strategy that will contribute positively to your bottom line. Ask us how!

[1] Manulife Financial, “Manulife Financial Small Business Research Report”, page 9.

[2] http://www.canadastop100.com/

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