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Corporate Wellness Programs Increase Retention

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 29th, 2011

Corporate wellness programs that encourage people to take steps to prevent the onset or worsening of a health condition and to adopt healthier lifestyles, have steadily grown in the past few years, according to the latest MetLife Annual Employee Benefits Trends Study.

Nearly half of employers offer such programs, almost double from 2005. In companies with 500 or more employees, the number increases to about 75 percent.

Wellness programs not only improve the health of the staff, but they also increase productivity while saving the company money.

Studies have shown that for every $1 a company puts into corporate wellness programs, $3 is saved through decreased sick days, increased worker productivity and employee retention, according to the National Business Group on Health inWashington,D.C.

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One response to “Corporate Wellness Programs Increase Retention”

  1. Employees like to feel valued. If their employer is willing to provide them with health and wellness benefits and programs they will feel appreciated. Businesses that encourage employees to live healthy lifestyles will reap the benefits long term.

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