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Work Life Balance and Healthy Employees Save Businesses Money

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, May 21st, 2013

Poor health is costing American business billions of dollars every year in health-care premiums, absenteeism, accidents, and other related costs.

The recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reports that workers who are above normal weight or have at least one chronic health condition take an extra 450 million sick days compared with healthy workers —resulting in more than $153 billion in lost productivity annually.

Fortunately, health and wellness programs are becoming more and more common in the workplace.

The 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust annual survey of employer health benefits found that 67% of companies that offered health benefits also offered at least one wellness program. These may include examinations, exercise or physical fitness programs, vaccinations, and preventive screenings. With increased data to support their assumptions, employers now have evidence that making such programs available to their employees saves money.

Here’s a video on how to stay healthy through your daily activities: Work Life Balance: Get Exercise Through Daily Activities

To learn more strategies for employee wellness, nurse recruitment, nurse retention and how to increase work life balance for nurses and healthcare professionals, go to SelfCare for HealthCare. CONTACT ME DIRECTLY to talk about customizing this powerful program for your employees.

One response to “Work Life Balance and Healthy Employees Save Businesses Money”

  1. And can you imagine what it’s doing to their personal lives and overall happiness? Thanks for the post.

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