Workplace Wellness Programs Increase Engagement

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, September 20th, 2016

The key to increasing employee engagement, health, happiness and well-being lies in establishing a workplace culture of wellness, according to a study by Humana and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The study, called “The Wellness Effect: The Impact of Workplace Programs,” explored the impact of workplace wellness programs, as well as the challenges and opportunities that continue to shape their development.

employee wellnessHere are five findings from the study.

  1. Some 67% of employees said participation in wellness programs increased their engagement in their employer’s mission and goals.
  2. Ninety-one percent of employees participating in wellness programs have improved their fitness while 89% said participation has improved their overall happiness and well-being.
  3. Employers and employees agree (46% and 51%, respectively) the biggest obstacle to increased participation in wellness programs is lack of time.
  4. About 44% of employer respondents said stress management programs would be the single most effective way of establishing a culture of wellness.
  5. While only 14% of employees regularly participate in stress management programs, some 71% said wellness programs have had at least a moderate impact in lowering stress.

To learn ways to prioritize care of your mind, body and spirit, visit SelfCare for HealthCareContact me today to discuss implementing this powerful program at your facility.


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