Corporations seem to be taking employee wellness more and more seriously. As employee health issues are increasing, and the subsequent healthcare costs are rising, it’s no wonder that more executives are jumping on to the wellness program bandwagon. The truth of the matter is, when corporations embrace the core values of promoting employee health, the benefits go far beyond the well-being of their workforces; the financial health of these companies seems to be impacted as well.
There is a growing body of research suggesting there is a significant financial benefit to investing in the health of employees. In fact, three separate studies published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine show that companies that emphasize employee wellness are fiscally healthier. One of the authors of these studies, Paul Terry, Ph.D., claims:
“[There’s a] compelling correlation between companies that deliver strong financial returns and those that have documented, best practice wellness programs.”
What Are Wellness Programs All About?
Corporate Wellness Programs vary greatly in their offerings, but traditionally they include some or all of the following: health promotion and education, on-site fitness facilities, weight management programs, and medical screenings. Many Wellness Programs also offer diet and nutrition services, such as providing healthy snacks, and some even offer financial incentives for participating in fitness activities.
But when we define wellness as simply eating a reasonably nutritious diet and staying physically active, we are missing a key piece to the wellness puzzle: mental and emotional health. It turns out, our inner psychology is the key determinant of not only our happiness, but also our overall health and longevity, (and thus the overall health and longevity of your company).
When your employees are mentally healthy, they are more productive, more engaged, more effective, and truthfully, more enjoyable to be around. All of these qualities are essential for the bottom line of your company. Enhancing the “Mental Wellness” of employees is truly one of the best investments that employers can make.
How to Promote Wellness in Your Company
In my more than 30 years of professional consulting, I have helped many companies improve their financial bottom line by providing wellness workshops for their employees.
In my acclaimed “Mental Wealth” workshop, “How to Live Much Longer Than Your Kids Hoped You Would,” I provide employees with cutting-edge strategies for adding life to their years and years to their lives.
In this program, I reveal:
- The precise secrets for developing and maintaining the optimistic attitudes that promote longevity
- The ABCDE model for developing powerful resilience to disease and illness
- The exact tools needed to boost your immune system
Many companies and their employees have benefited from my mental wellness workshops – and yours could be next. Please contact me at DrJack@AdvisingtheAdvisors.com for more information.
Workplace wellness programs mean more productive employees, improved morale, better quality of work, and less absenteeism. By implementing these wellness initiatives that promote their employees’ physical and mental health, many companies are improving their bottom line. Can your company afford NOT to provide this highly valued information to your employees?