The health of your employees is a resource that can either positively or negatively impact the bottom line of your business. A stark reality is that millions of Americans suffer from one or more chronic conditions and CDC studies have found that businesses are losing $225.8 billion per year to lifestyle-related illness and injury amongst their workforce. Obese workers lose 13 times as many workdays and file twice as many workers comp claims as non-obese workers. The cost differential for one individual with diabetes, for example, amounts to more than $10,000 more per year.
The good news is this is largely preventable and workplace wellness programs have been proven to reduce chronic disease risk. More importantly, you are showing your employees that you genuinely care about their wellbeing by helping them enjoy better health and live happier, more fulfilling lives. The organizational impact is profound and reaches far beyond the short-term goals of decreased expenses, and increased productivity and profitability. By contributing to the wellness of your workforce, you are improving the overall wellness of your organization. You are able to create a more competitive advantage by cultivating a more positive, caring culture to attract and retain the best talent.
Replacing a lost employee costs between 33% and 150% of annual salary depending on skillset and experience. It impacts operations, hurts morale, and makes companies less competitive as they lose experienced workers. There is an indisputable link between employee well-being and low turnover. Employers who cultivate a culture of wellness in the workplace, see 11% lower turnover than employers who do little to prioritize employee well-being.
More than 90% of adults lack proficient health literacy (National Assessment of Adult Literacy), so it is no surprise that coaching, alone, “results in clinically relevant improvements in multiple biomarker risk factors within diverse populations.”
- “Clinical Effectiveness of Lifestyle Health Coaching, Case Study of an Evidence-Based Program” (The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, National Institute of Health)
By partnering with Whole Health Wellness and our vast network of wellness providers,
we can help you put a plan in place that will work for your workforce.
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