Employee Wellness Programs
Employee wellness programs are becoming a mainstay among businesses large and small in the United States as well as abroad. Effectively designed, implemented and managed employee wellness programs can significantly reduce the cost of employee healthcare, improve absenteeism and presenteeism rates while also increasing productivity.
Studies have conclusively shown that employee wellness programs have a positive return-on-investment (ROI). Recent meta-analysis of employee wellness program research studies have shown that there is an average 1:5.81 ROI1.
Designing effective employee wellness programs is as much an art as it is a science. Though it's simple to discover the components of effective employee wellness programs it takes experience to implement them in a way that enhances participation and ultimately drives a higher ROI.
According to John Bates, the President of Wellness Proposals and Infinite Wellness Solutions, "I've found that most employers select individual components of employee wellness programs instead of taking the time necessary to develop a comprehensive and fully integrated employee wellness programs.
For example, we receive requests each day from employers whose corporate health promotion initiative consists of voluntary annual Health Risk Assessments and biometric testing. What's the point if you aren't going to do something with the data you collect? The rubber hits the road is when you provide the tools and interventions necessary to assist people in changing their behavior and improving their health and well-being."
Mr. Bates recommends that employers, coalitions, insurance companies and / or anyone interested in having effective employee wellness programs should seek the services of an experienced and knowledgeable wellness consultant. By doing so employers will generally end up with more effective employee wellness programs.
Mr. Bates organization is affiliated with more than 125 different health & wellness companies and can provide employee wellness programs for any size employer in the US and the UK. Mr. Bates organization provides consulting services, wellness resources and a is well-known for their no cost, no obligation wellness quote service.
Design, implementation and management of effective and comprehensive employee wellness programs takes a professional. Contact us today and let us assist you with your employee wellness programs. You'll be happy you did.
- Proof Positive: An Analysis of the Cost-Effectiveness of Worksite Wellness, Sixth Edition, 2007. Presentation