Workplace wellness programmes aim to improve the health of your employees and their families while reducing your health-related costs as an employer.
Chronic diseases such as depression and hypertension can lead to a decline in the overall health of employees in a workplace, contribute to an increase in health-related expenses for employers and employees and lead to lower productivity and/or days of work missed.
Many businesses have realised the benefits of health promotion and, to curb the costs of rising health care, offer workplace wellness and health programs to their employees.
Ideally, the office should be a place protecting the safety and well-being of employees while providing them with opportunities for better long-term health. Forward-thinking organizations are re-evaluating work practices and providing employees with resources that support well-being and performance.