Worksite wellness is no longer just a buzzword used by employers to entice a young, motivated workforce, but has become a critical component of benefit packages for mid-to-large employers. Comprehensive worksite wellness programs not only help manage the cost of sick or absent employees but also improves employee engagement, leading to more productive employees and a healthier bottom line for employers.
However, even given these benefits, few growing businesses offer workplace wellness as part of their benefit offerings. The barriers are obvious; no dedicated wellness manager to lead the efforts, too few employees to generate meaningful reporting of ROI, and often little to no budget.
Employers can reap many of the benefits of a wellness program with little investment. Listen to your employees to find out what they want from the Wellness program and start there. Even in small doses, wellness efforts can have a big impact on employee morale, engagement, and productivity. For example:
How do I Implement a Worksite Wellness Program?
- Offer an Employee Assistance Program. This is a low-cost, important benefit that gives employees and their families resources for life’s challenges that affect all dimensions of health.
- Allow employees to take short physical activity breaks throughout the day.
- Offer employees “Wellness Time” to take care of preventive health needs, such as annual physicals, screenings, etc.
- Replace vending machines with water coolers and fresh fruit in the break room
- Encourage team participation in community events (walk/run, bike ride, etc.)
As an expert in the needs of growing businesses, Focus OneSource has learned that many employers are ready for more comprehensive workplace wellness programming, but need the time and expertise to make it a successful reality. Focus OneWellness was created to bring large-company wellness programming to the small employer with health risk assessments, employee surveys, health coaching, online tracking, onsite programs, and custom campaigns. The program includes a dedicated wellness professional to manage the program, allowing business owners to focus on their business.
Attracting and retaining the best possible employees is more challenging than ever, and every employer is looking for an edge that sets them apart. What better way than an employer showing they care about the health and well-being of their employees by investing in a worksite wellness program. You do not have to be a big company to create a big impact.
Sound too good to be true? Think again. Contact Focus OneWellness today and learn about how our workplace wellness program can benefit you and your employees. We look forward to helping you and your team on your wellness journey!