Can workplace wellness programs translate into bottom line financial and strategic results? You bet they can! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that individual and family health issues saps productivity at U.S.-based companies to the tune of $1,685 per employee (or collectively) $225.8 billion per year. The link between wellness and health, and engagement and overall business success shouldn’t come as a total surprise. Healthier people are often happier and experience lower rates of absenteeism. Wellness programs may also be a big benefit for companies looking to boost retention rates and their recruitment efforts. But, how are today’s wellness plans different from those of the past, and what can businesses expect in terms of the return on investment when rolling out new initiatives to employees’ financial health, trends in parental and caregiver leave, bettering mental and emotional health, managing stress and anxiety and more?
This session will cover:
- Research demonstrating incentives today’s employees want and those they likely could care less about
- How data-driven incentives work, and examples of the leg up they may provide
- Financial assistance that could entice workers grappling with crippling college and other debts
- Vacation and paid time off policy design to boost wellness
- How to establish a wellness committee to figure out wellness plan offerings that are right for your specific workforce
- And more!