Why Wellness

 

What is workplace wellness?

Workplace wellness is any workplace activity or company policy that is designed to support or encourage healthy behavior, wellbeing and safety in the workplace. Workplace wellness initiatives improve employee health outcomes.

Why focus on wellness?

Employees are an organization’s most valuable asset. Creating healthy work environments and encouraging healthy behaviors can have a positive impact on employee wellbeing and job satisfaction.  


Worksite wellness programs can:

  • Control or reduce your organization’s health care costs

  • Improve productivity

  • Reduce employee absenteeism

  • Lower employee turnover

  • Attract and retain top talent

  • Reduce workers’ compensation costs, illness and disability

 

Companies of all sizes can create healthier work environments. Workplace wellness programs do not need to be complicated and expensive to work.  Even the smallest changes to policies and environment can have a huge impact and improve your bottom line. For every $1 invested in workplace wellness, $6 is saved on medical and absenteeism costs.1


Whether you want to better support your company’s new moms, develop ways to support your teams mental health or provide your employees with the information they need to make health decisions, mspWellness can help.

 

1 Baicker, K, Cutler, D, Song, Z. Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings. Health Affairs 29, no.2 (2010):304-311.

48% of workers surveyed report that wellness benefits encourage them to stay in their current employment situation.