Benefits of Workplace Wellness

Amanda Stoneman — July 16th, 2015
Benefits of Workplace Wellness

If companies want to maximize their productivity, they should start looking into health and wellness programs for their employees. The benefits are numerous, including declines in healthcare expenses, less employee absenteeism and boosts in morale.

Many businesses are scrambling to find ways to market their business, advertise their products and increase their customer base, but the answer to a successful business lies within and starts with happy, healthy employees. This realization has sparked a trend of companies who are starting to facilitate wellness for employees through workplace perks like massage therapy, meditation, organic snacks, on-site workout facilities and more.

Why should companies implement health and wellness programs for employees?

If you want to maintain a productive workforce, wellness programs for employees are the way to go. The benefits for employees, as well as your company, are numerous.

  • Employees will be more productive.
  • Healthcare expenses will likely decline.
  • You’ll notice less absenteeism among employees.
  • Workers are less likely to be overwhelmed by heavy workloads.
  • Employees will approach work with more motivation, dedication and energy.
  • Wellness initiatives will increase camaraderie among those who exercise together.

What are some health and wellness programs employers can implement?

Regardless of your company’s budget, there are a wide range of health and wellness programs you can implement for your employees. From weight-loss support to health screenings and exercise programs, here are a few ideas:

  • Counseling
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Organic Food
  • Napping Pods
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Wellness Checks
  • Exercise Facilities


Happy, Healthy Employees = A Productive Workforce

While marketing efforts are important, don’t forget about those who matter most – your employees.