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March 27th 2013

Employee Wellness Programs Can Save Money and Increase Retention and Productivity

By Leslie Caccamese.  Leslie serves as Senior Strategic Marketing Manager with Great Place to Work® Institute

The Best Companies to Work For are increasingly making investments in employee wellness programs, offering an array of onsite health services and rewarding employees for progress toward developing healthy habits.

Recently at the Great Place to Work® Conference, American Express shared their story about unrolling a new health and wellness program for their employees, and experiencing successes similar to those noted above.

As a noted employer and long-time Best Company to Work For, American Express is committed to employee well-being, however, they also noted strong financial motivations for making an investment in wellness.  If just a 10% increase in employee wellness could be achieved, a considerable impact could be had on P&L.

Being a great workplace pays off, whether it is from increase revenues, decreased expenses, or greater per worker productivity, not to mention increased employee morale and increased retention.  In an era of skyrocketing health care costs, coupled with skyrocketing cases of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes (no doubt aided on by the sedentary working conditions so many of us endure for 8+ hours per day), an investment in employee wellness should not be thought of as a nice-to-have, but an investment that enables significant savings and contributes to creating a great workplace culture.

Have you benefited from an employer sponsored health and wellness program?

What does your company do to encourage healthy habits among employees?

At Tri Fitness, we have the tools and expertise to help lead your company towards achieving a culture of wellness, improved health and positivity in the workplace.  Please check out information on our Well Beyond Limits Corporate Wellness Programs and Corporate Team Challenges/ Race Series 2013.

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If you have any questions or would like to learn more about corporate wellness, contact Geneva via email or at 651-426-3619.