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Benefits of a Business Wellness Program
Setting up a wellness program at your company can have many benefits for the company as a whole, such as:
Reduce Health Risks
When you have a wellness program in place you reduce the risk of someone contracting something contagious, like the flu, and coming to work and spreading it. Wellness programs help to prevent these such outbreaks, which keeps all employees more healthy.
Improve Employee Health Habits and Morale
When employees know that they have a wellness program behind them, they are more likely to take care of their personal health. This not only keeps the office as a whole more healthy, but it also improves morale. If employees are worried about the next illness outbreak, then they will be less likely to interact with one another, however, knowing that they will not have to worry about that helps improve interaction and overall morale at the company.
Improve Attendance and Production
With fewer illness outbreaks, means fewer employees calling off sick. Therefore, with more employees staying healthy and showing up to work, overall production will greatly increase over time.
Helps Recruit and Retain Employees
Knowing that your company offers a wellness program makes it a competitive option for recruiting new employees. Your wellness program can also help retain employees as it is a privilege that many companies still do not offer.
Reduce Health Care Costs
By keeping employees more healthy, and preventing illness outbreaks in the office, employees and companies will spend less on health care. This money saved on health care can then be spent to help further the company.