According to a survey done by CareerBuilder in 2017, 61% of employees are burned out on the job and 31% report high levels of stress at work. These numbers are staggering and only go to show that some sort of relief is necessary.
Keep reading to discover the many benefits of wellness programs and why you should consider one for your company and employees’ wellbeing.
1- Increased Productivity
A happy employee is a productive employee, and wellness programs can help employees be more motivated to go back to work. Monotony at the workplace, along with repetitive work tasks can be exhausting after a while.
Wellness programs offer activities for relaxation, self-care, and rejuvenation. The result is well-rested employees ready to tackle new challenges.
2- Increased Employee Engagement
A total of two-thirds of the U.S. workforce is not fully engaged in the workplace and this can be due to various factors. A good wellness program can help boost employee engagement. This means better focus, more effectiveness, and improved motivation.
3- Increased Healthy Behavior
Health and wellness are two of the most important factors for wellbeing. However, long working hours and difficult tasks can have a negative impact on them. Wellness programs can help inspire your employees to take better care of themselves, even outside the workplace.
This means a healthier individual mentally and physically with more clarity and focus. Make sure to support healthy behavior by supplying the office with healthy snacks and drinks.
4- Reduced Employee Stress and Burnout
Employee stress and burnout are inevitable in the workplace, but they shouldn’t be the default way of operating. Wellness programs can help reduce stress and exhaustion and give your employees a fresh start.
At the same time, all departments and teams get to hang out together and socialize, which also helps reduce stress and is great for team building. The better the wellness program, the better the effects on your employees.
5- Improved Employee Retention
Companies with big turnover spend tons of money on hiring and training new people only to have them leave after a short while. This can be due to many factors, but burnout and stress are two of the main ones.
To boost employee retention, add a wellness program to your company list of benefits. Most job applicants consider the quality of a company’s wellness program when applying for a job. You’ll increase company loyalty, and show employees that you care for their health and wellbeing.
Start Enjoying the Benefits of Wellness Programs Today
Whether you have 10 or 100 employees, you can reap the benefits of wellness programs and give your workers some well-deserved time off. You can use this time to grow as a team, rest and rejuvenate, and go back to the office ready for new challenges.
About Author: Anjali Bhatia
Anjali has more than a decade of experience in the field of Human Resources. She loves to read and write about HR, startups, personal finance and doing business.