You’ve likely heard of corporate wellness programs before, but what are they? They are programs that utilize various strategies to help employees adopt healthy habits and lifestyles on and off the job. Some of these strategies can be as simple as offering workshops to your staff or providing yoga mats in your break room. Other more extensive programs offer IV Drip Therapy, Vitamin Wellness Shots, and Spa Services.
Why employees love it
Employees love it because, well, let’s face it, nothing says I care about you like giving them time to focus on their overall health. This perk is especially appreciated by employees who are stressed out and need time to relax. And since stress often leads to more sick days from work, why not treat employees to some TLC?
A wellness program also helps employee morale. With more time to relax, employees have more energy and focus when they return to work. Additionally, happy employees mean happy customers, which any company can appreciate. What’s more, overall workplace performance increases due to happier and healthier employees.
Why employers love it
Corporate wellness programs have been shown to improve productivity among stressed-out employees. Workers that participate in the company wellness program experience an increase in productive work time and have lower absenteeism rates than those who did not participate in the company’s wellness program. When employees are cared for, they’re happier, more productive, and less likely to leave the company.