Poor worker health is a substantial drain on your core business. It depletes money and diminishes productivity that should be devoted to your core business. It’s also a key driver of absenteeism and on-the-job accidents.
Unhealthy behaviors and conditions such as obesity, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, smoking, and stress are health inhibitors. They are key cost drivers of poor worker health.
The good news is that many of these conditions are modifiable or preventable. But they are only
preventable if employees decide to make a behavior change and if employees get the help they need to make those changes.
There is no greater benefit that you can give to your employees and their families than the benefit of wellness. But human nature being what it is, having benefits and tools available doesn’t always mean that people use them.
Reaching a state of minimum health costs and maximum productivity requires a commitment to creating a “Culture of Maximum Wellness” – not only giving your employees the tools to make change, but also giving them the education, encouragement and motivation they need to tackle their most pressing health issues and to eliminate or reduce health-inhibiting behaviors.
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