Employee Wellness Is More than Physical

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, March 29th, 2016

Employers are implementing employee wellness programs to achieve business objectives and address human resources priorities, according to a recent survey.

More than half of the HR professionals say they are working to improve employee engagement (60%), productivity (53%), and organizational culture (52.8%) through wellness. Hospitals and organizations are learning that this is no longer being seen as strictly an HR initiative, but rather a business imperative. More than one-third (39.1%) of large companies and 28% of small companies report well-being budget increasing over last year.

employee wellnessAmong U.S. organizations that offer health care benefits, nearly three-quarters also offer some type of well-being program. Programs that improve physical wellness, manage stress, and assess employee engagement bolster employee health as well as support human resource priorities such as improving productivity and boosting talent recruitment and retention.

Physical health may be the first thing people think of regarding well-being. In the past, traditional wellness programs may have included gym memberships, biometric screenings, and health assessments only. But wellness is more than just a healthy body. Caring for the minds and spirits of employees is equally important.

To learn how to improve the mental, physical and spiritual health of your organization, visit SelfCare for HealthCare.

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