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Happy & Healthy Employees

Posted By Small Business Editor On August 21, 2014 @ 10:30 am In Employment | 6 Comments

happy healthy employees

Creating a worksite wellness program is a great step toward encouraging healthy habits with employees. The benefits don’t stop there though: Studies reveal correlations between worksite wellness programs and performance!

But, what’s the best part about wellness?

It can be scaled: From gym memberships to health-oriented email tips to on-site fitness facilities and personal health coaching, programs can be successful with any level of resources.

Some businesses claim cost is the only barrier to creating a wellness program, but others tout reduction in health costs as a top reason to create and sustain a successful program.

Need Help Getting Started?

Think about company culture and consider what your focus should be.

Quick ideas to get you started:

  • Tobacco-free incentives.
  • Cancer prevention screenings and education.
  • Health plans with incentives for regular wellness visits.
  • Free or low-cost healthy vending-machine and cafeteria choices.
  • Business or departmental health challenge with enticing incentives, such as vacation getaways, additional paid leave or free groceries.

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