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Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey
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Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 National Survey

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2012 national survey of HR and benefits personnel to discover their attitudes and opinions on employee wellness initiatives.

2012 national survey of HR and benefits personnel to discover their attitudes and opinions on employee wellness initiatives.

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  • 1. Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health. December 6, 2012
  • 2. §  The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted this survey in collaboration with and commissioned by Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota; Public Opinion Strategies was instrumental in the design of the survey questionnaire and analysis of the data. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 250,000 members.§  This is a national survey: 406 HR professional respondents from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’s membership participated in this survey§  Survey fielded via email: June 14 – July 13, 2012§  Margin of error +/- 5%§  Response rate = 14%§  For more survey/poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveys SLIDE 2
  • 3. Most organizations give themselves a “B” rating, the larger the organization, the lower the rating.“What grade would you give your organization’s employees in terms of being healthy?” 67% 54% 55% 47% 45% 38% 39% 23%4% 4% 6% 4% 4% 4% 4% 2% Overall Have 1-99 Have 100-499 Have 500+ Employees Employees Employees A B C D/FTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 4
  • 4. Health insurance costs top the list of issues impacted by employee health and behavior. “Below are some issues that may be impacted by employee health behaviors and conditions. Please rate the importance of these issues in terms of overall organization priorities. (1 = Not Important At All To Your Organization; 10 = Extremely Important To Your Organization)” Health Insurance Costs 49% 84% Decreased Productivity 35% 73% Absenteeism 30% 69% Workers Compensation 27% 58% 10 or Disability Claims 8-10THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 5
  • 5. Obesity, stress and a lack of exercise are seen as the top health conditions facing employees.“Which from the list do you consider to be the top three health conditions or areas that you feel are the greatest concern to your employees?” Obesity/Overweight 24% 52% Stress & Other Mental Health 23% 51% Issues Lack of Exercise/Fitness 15% 51% High Blood Pressure 10% 34% Chronic Diseases 11% 33% Tobacco Use 7% 18% Poor Nutrition 1% 17% Workplace Injuries 6% 14% High Cholesterol 1% 13% Cold & Flu Vaccinations 1% 10% First Choice Alcohol & Substance Abuse 1% 7% Top 3 ChoicesTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 6
  • 6. Obesity weighs heavier among larger organizations. Top Five Health Conditions by Organization Size (Combined Choice) Have 1-99 Have 100-499 Have 500+ Employees Employees Employees Lack of Exercise/ Top Obesity/Overweight Obesity/Overweight Fitness Condition 54% 54% 59% Stress & Mental Lack of Exercise/ Stress & Mental Second Health Issues Fitness Health Issues Condition 48% 50% 54% Stress & Mental Lack of Exercise/ Third Obesity/Overweight Health Issues Fitness Condition 40% 50% 49% High Blood High Blood Fourth Chronic Diseases Pressure Pressure Condition 31% 34% 36% High Blood Fifth Chronic Diseases Chronic Diseases Pressure Condition 30% 32% 35%THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 7
  • 7. Stress/mental health is the top condition out West. Top Five Health Conditions by Region (Combined Choice) Northeast South Midwest West Lack of Obesity/ Obesity/ Stress & Mental Top Exercise/Fitness Overweight Overweight Health Issues Condition 57% 53% 55% 57% Obesity/ Stress & Mental Lack of Lack of Second Overweight Health Issues Exercise/Fitness Exercise/Fitness Condition 51% 49% 53% 51% Stress & Mental Lack of Stress & Mental Obesity/ Third Health Issues Exercise/Fitness Health Issues Overweight Condition 46% 44% 53% 47% Chronic High Blood High Blood Chronic Fourth Diseases Pressure Pressure Diseases Condition 39% 42% 32% 32% High Blood Chronic Chronic High Blood Fifth Pressure Diseases Diseases Pressure Condition 33% 32% 32% 24%THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 8
  • 8. Over half the organizations interviewed say they have a worksite wellness initiative in place.“Does your organization have a worksite wellness initiative? By a worksite wellness initiative, we mean a coordinated set of strategies that includes environmental supports, health benefits, and workplace policies that are designed to meet the health and safety needs of all employees.” 75% 61% 55% 55% 45% 45% 39% 25% Overall Privately Owned For- Publicly Owned Nonprofit/ Profit For-Profit Government Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 10
  • 9. Worksite wellness initiatives are more common at large and longstanding organizations. Worksite Wellness Initiatives by Organization Size & Years in Operation 73% 76% 72% 71% 64% 52% 53% 48% 47% 36%27% 28% 29% 24%Have 1-99 Have Have 500+ Been 0-10 Been 11-20 Been 21-50 Been 51+Employees 100-499 Employees Years in Years in Years in Years in Employees Operation Operation Operation Operation Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 11
  • 10. Eight out of ten organizations spend 5% or less of their budget on these initiatives. “Approximately what percentage of your “How many years ago was your organization’s organization’s operating budget would you say worksite wellness initiative first created?”is spent on worksite wellness initiatives that are separate from health insurance coverage?” 46% 44% 38% 17% 18% 15% 11% 10% 0-1% 2-5% 6+% 1 2 3 4 5+THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 12
  • 11. Public and non-profit/governmental organizations tend to have a longer history with these initiatives. Years Since Creation of Wellness Initiative by Profit Status 56% 43% 37% 21% 19% 22% 13% 14% 12% 15% 10% 10% 11% 8% 9%Privately Owned For-Profit Publicly Owned For-Profit Nonprofit/Government 1 2 3 4 5+ THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 13
  • 12. Overall, there is no difference between wellness initiative participants’ and non-participants’ health insurance premiums and deductibles “Do employees who participate in the worksite wellness initiative receive a financial incentive,such as paying a smaller share of their health insurance premium, having a smaller deductible, or contributing to a Health Savings Account, than employees who do not participate?” 63% 54% 55% 50% 50% 46% 45% 37% Overall Have 1-99 Have Have 500+ Employees 100-499 Employees Employees Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 14
  • 13. Organizations place high value on whether or not initiatives have any return on investment. “Does your organization track the return on “How important is it to your organization to investment (ROI) of its worksite wellness have a measureable ROI (return on initiatives? “ investment) one to three years from now in order to determine the value of worksite 58% wellness initiatives?” 42% % Important Very 41% Somewhat 43% Not Very 14% Not At All 1% Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 15
  • 14. Nearly nine out of ten organizations see the benefit of having worksite wellness initiatives in place. “In general, how beneficial would you say worksite wellness initiatives are to organizations like yours?” % Beneficial Very Beneficial 38% Somewhat Beneficial 49% Not Very Beneficial 12% Not Beneficial at All 1%THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 17
  • 15. Employers who provide worksite wellness initiatives are more inclined to recognize their benefits. Benefits of Worksite Wellness Initiatives 93% 96% 94% 92% 81% 51% 51% 50% Very 46%Beneficial 19% 23% 8% 7% 6% 4% With Wellness Without Wellness 5+ Years in Financial Employee Access Initiative Initiative Operation Incentive to Initiative: 85%+ Beneficial Not BeneficialTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 18
  • 16. There is widespread belief they help both the employees and the company’s waistline. “Below are a series of different viewpoints on worksite wellness initiatives. For each one, please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with a particular position.” 95% 84% 84% 78% 22% 17% 16% 5%Help workers develop Increase worker Lower health care Reduce worker healthier lifestyles productivity costs absenteeism Total Agree Total Disagree THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 19
  • 17. Some agree that wellness initiatives impact only a limited number and might impact privacy. “Below are a series of different viewpoints on worksite wellness initiatives. For each one, please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with a particular position.” 74% 65% 51% 49% 35% 26%Only impact a limited number Make employees feel their Do little to improve overall of workers privacy is being intruded upon worker health Total Agree Total Disagree THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 20
  • 18. Employers’ primary objective is to keep employees healthy. “To the best of your knowledge, what are your organization’s reasons for offering a worksite wellness initiative?” To improve the overall health of employees 91% To reduce employee health care costs 85% To improve employee productivity 53% To improve employee morale 52% To reduce employee absenteeism 49% To reduce the costs associated with disability claims 34% To attract and recruit employees 26% Was requested by employees 17% To reduce employee turnover rates 16% Were part of the existing health plan 16%THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 21
  • 19. The cost of the initiatives is also a main concern. “Regardless of whether you have a worksite wellness initiative at your organization or not, what are some of the reasons why organizations like yours often decide NOT to offer a worksite wellness initiative?” Cost of the initiative 65% Lack of employee interest/expected low levels of participation 59% Lack of time 54% Management does not see the value of it 45% Employees do not see the value of it 42% Lacking expertise/staff 39%Lack of information/resources about how to develop and maintain an initiative 36% Lack of facilities 35% Unable to find someone who will champion the initiative 34% Organization is too small 28% Would not reduce health insurance costs 26% High employee turnover 11%THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 22
  • 20. They are longitudinally capable of reducing health care costs. “Based on your experience, over the last year do you think that worksite wellness initiatives were effective in reducing your organization’s health care costs?” 57% 55% 52% 51% 48% 49% 43% 45% Overall Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Initiative 1-2 Years in Initiative 3-4 Years in Initiative 5+ Years in Operation Operation Operation Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 23
  • 21. Almost seven out of ten organizations believe thattheir larger investments in wellness initiatives help keep health care costs low. Effectiveness in Reducing Health Care Costs by % Operating Budget 65% 58% 54% 46% 42% 35%Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative0-1% of Operating Budget 2-5% of Operating Budget 6%+ of Operating Budget Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 24
  • 22. Those that offer financial incentives have higher return on investment. Effectiveness in Reducing Health Care Costs by Financial Incentive & Return On Investment 66% 63% 60% 59% 40% 41% 37% 34%Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite WellnessInitiative Provides Initiative Does Not Initiative Has Return onInitiative Has No ReturnFinancial Incentive Provide Financial Investment on Investment Incentive Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 25
  • 23. But they don’t seem to reduce overall worker absenteeism. “Based on your experience, do you think that worksite wellness initiatives are effective in reducing worker absenteeism at your organization?” 62% 63% 54% 53% 46% 47% 38% 37% Overall Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Initiative 1-2 Years in Initiative 3-4 Years in Initiative 5+ Years in Operation Operation Operation Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 26
  • 24. Organizations that have recently added wellnessinitiatives to their worksites don’t see the employee absenteeism rates falling. Effectiveness in Reducing Worker Absenteeism by % Operating Budget 63% 58% 49% 51% 42% 37%Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative0-1% of Operating Budget 2-5% of Operating Budget 6%+ of Operating Budget Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 27
  • 25. But they do see positive changes in productivity in the workplace. “Based on your experience, do you think that worksite wellness initiatives are effective in improving worker productivity at your organization?” 76% 61% 53% 56% 47% 44% 39% 24% Overall Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Initiative 0-1% Initiative 2-5% Initiative 6%+ of Operating Budget of Operating Budget of Operating Budget Yes NoTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 28
  • 26. There is high interest in launching initiatives at new organizations and improving existing ones. “How interested is your organization in “How interested is your organization in expanding or improving your current worksite developing a worksite wellness initiative in the wellness initiative in the next one to three next one to three years?” years?” 85% 69% 39% Very Interested 31% 27% 15% Very Interested Wellness Initiative Expansion Wellness Initiative Development Total Interested Total Not InterestedTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 30
  • 27. Nonprofits and government agencies show the most interest in wellness initiatives.Wellness Initiative Development Interest by Organization Size & Profit Status 77% 78% 74% 66% 65%62% 38% 34% 35% 26% 23% 22%Have 1-99 Have Have 500+ Privately Publicly Owned Nonprofit/Employees 100-499 Employees Owned For-Profit Government Employees For-Profit Total Interested Total Not InterestedTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 31
  • 28. Employees see them as beneficial to their health. “How beneficial do you think employees find “How beneficial would your employees find ayour organization’s worksite wellness initiative worksite wellness initiative if your organization to be?” created one?” 90% 83% 18% 15% Very Beneficial 17% Very Beneficial 10% Organizations with Wellness Initiatives Organizations without Wellness Initiatives Total Beneficial Total Not BeneficialTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 32
  • 29. If subsidies or financial incentives existed, organizations would be more willing to establish wellness programs. “Please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. My organization would be interested in creating or expanding a worksite wellness initiative if…” 92% 91% 80% 20% 8% 9%Health plans offered premium We could demonstrate a financial The state and federal governmentdiscounts or rebates for these return on investment for these provided tax incentives for these initiatives. initiatives. initiatives. Total Agree Total DisagreeTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 33
  • 30. But they also would invest in initiatives to fulfill their employees’ needs. “Please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. My organization would be interested in creating or expanding a worksite wellness initiative if…” 84% 74% 68% 32% 26% 16%It would help attract and retain My employees actively requested There was a community initiative talented employees. such an initiative. that recognized employers with healthy workplaces. Total Agree Total DisagreeTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 34
  • 31. Human resource professionals look at other businesses’ experience with initiatives.“Which of the following would you consider to be TRUSTED and VALUED sources of information about creating or expanding a worksite wellness initiative for your organization?” Business peers or fellow human resource managers 58% Health care service providers 55% Worksite wellness vendors and consultants 54% Health care insurers 48% State and local health departments 39% Non-profit health organizations 37% Online resources 34% Business organizations and trade associations 26%THE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 35
  • 32. They are willing to learn more through community networking. “If there was a network in your community for business leaders to learn about issues related to worksite wellness initiatives and to share information, how likely is it that someone from your organization would join this network?” 81% 74% 65% 35% 26% 36% Very 19% 29% Likely Very 20% Likely Very Likely Overall Organization With Worksite Organization Without Worksite Wellness Initiative Wellness Initiative Total Likely Total UnlikelyTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 36
  • 33. Organizations, overall, think there should be more government involvement in wellness initiatives. “In your professional opinion, which one of the “In your professional opinion, which one of thefollowing best describes how your organization views following best describes how your organization the state and local governments involvement in views the federal governments involvement inworksite wellness initiatives for companies like yours?” worksite wellness initiatives for companies like yours?” 47% 38% 40% 39% 20% 15% State & Local Government Involvement Federal Government Involvement Should Be More Active Should Be Less Active Should Not Really ChangeTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 37
  • 34. …even more so among those organizations thatalready have worksite wellness initiatives in place. Government Involvement Among Organizations With Worksite Wellness Initiatives 51% 43% 39% 36% 18% 13% State & Local Government Involvement Federal Government Involvement Should Be More Active Should Be Less Active Should Not Really ChangeTHE STATE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA SLIDE 38
  • 35. State of Workplace Wellness in America 2012 National Survey The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota 800 Nicollet Mall Suite 2690 Minneapolis, MN 55402 www.statesofwellness.com www.healthiermn.comMASSACHUSETTS’S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SURVEY SLIDE 39

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