REDUCED ABSENTEEISM It has been shown that employees spend fewer days away from work due to illness, saving companies thousands, even millions, of dollars on down time and temporary employment.
CONTROL HEALTH CARE COSTS For many companies, medical costs can consume half of corporate profits or more!
IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY Healthy habits counter the main causes of lower productivity like stress, fatigue, and low energy levels.
IMPROVED PRESENTEEISM Presenteeism is a new phenomenon occurring when employees are at work but do not feel as productive as usual due to stress, depression, injury or illness.
REDUCED INJURIES Healthy employees with less risk factors are at lower risk for injury than those unhealthy employees with more risk factors.
IMPROVED MORALE & RETENTION Company sponsored workplace wellness programs send a clear message to employees that management values their well being.
As an example of a company that is extremely invested in its employees overall health and wellness.
On-going Initiatives: 1.) Paid for membership to the gym 2.) Healthy Contributions Program- employees can earn moneyfrom their health care providerfor working out 3.) Classes at lunchtime 5 days aweek 4.) Bi-annual fitness challenges
CFG Community Bank’smost recent fitnesschallenge wasrecognized by theBaltimore BusinessJournal. The companywas named the 2ndHealthiest Employer intheir group.
A Basic Overview of theChallenge:• The goal was to get employees more active• It ran for 90 days and about 47 of its 103 employees participated• Participants were rewarded based on % of total body fatlost. The top male and female winner won an extra paidvacation day and $500 cash.
• Employees were placed on teams.• Each team was led by a personal trainer from the club who provided group workouts, fitness andmotivational tips, and nutritional advice• The team with the most combined number of swipes received an extra paid vacation day and a cateredlunch• In addition, there was a 5K race for participants with30 or more swipes during the 90 days. There wereprizes for participants and winners• Company picnic to congratulate all of the participantsin the challenge
6 EASY IDEAS TO CREATE YOUR CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAM
Start a lunch time walking program • Employee led • Hire Trainer to lead • Have Trainer design the walk