It’s said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…
Many employers are taking a proactive approach towards health programs within their work environments. Chronic diseases such as depression and hypertension lead to a decline in the overall health of personnel, while increasing health-related expenses for employers and employees alike. All of this results in lower productivity and more missed days at work.
More and more companies are competing with one another to offer new and existing employees comprehensive workplace wellness programs.
But a corporate wellness program isn’t just about enticing and keeping great people – it also makes sound business sense. In 2010, a review by a Harvard economist stated that wellness programs returned three dollars in health care savings and three dollars in reduced absenteeism cost for every dollar invested.
A workplace wellness program is designed to support healthy behaviors and improve health outcomes at work. These programs can include activities such as health education and coaching, weight management, smoking cessation, medical screenings, vaccination clinics, on-site fitness programs, just to name a few. IES can provide a variety of screening solutions to complement your workplace wellness program.