Employee wellness programs have gained immense popularity over the last few years. Wider implementation and a boost in popularity based on a component of the Affordable Care Act that incentivizes companies for implementing employee wellness initiatives. Through all of this it is easy to lose sight of what impacts wellness program have on your bottom line, so here are a few reminders:
- Fewer absences: Healthy employees take fewer sicks days, require less doctors appointments to manage ongoing health issues and can be at work more. This provides greater continuity in their positions and mitigates costs of hiring a temp or even a longer term substitute.
- Increased productivity: Greater continuity in your workforce leads to greater productivity. Healthy employees tend to be more focused and can get more done.
- Increased morale: Healthier is happier. Healthy employees are happier in their positions and are more focused on achieving team goals and creating camaraderie in the workplace.