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Why do Employees and Organizations need Worksite Wellness Programs?


Why do employees and organizations need worksite wellness programs? Well, for the same reason that human need clean air to breathe. If you thought that this expression is hyperbolic, take a look at a study that Harvard did to assess how effective worksite wellness programs can be:

It found that worksite wellness programs play a supreme role in driving dramatic positive changes in both the employee and the organization. This Harvard study points to numbers in justifying this fact: The difference in the ROI between organizations that implement worksite wellness programs and those that don’t is well over 300 percent. If an organization that fails to implement a worksite wellness program has an ROI of $1; the corresponding organization that puts a worksite wellness program earns an ROI of $3.27. The reason for this huge disparity is as logical as it is simple: organizations with an effective worksite wellness program face a drastic drop in healthcare costs.

As a result, organizations can invest the money that would otherwise be required for healthcare costs on more productive activities. This comes on top of the fact that their productivity is already high because they have in their workforce healthy employees, who don’t need to take off work frequently. This Harvard study pegged the raise in ROI due to this factor at $2.73 to 1.

A worksite wellness program contributes healthily to the national exchequer

Apart from at the micro level, an effective worksite wellness program also has a massive macro contribution to make. When healthier workplaces accrue due to the implementation of a worksite wellness program, it leads to greater number of healthy people, which means that the health services are not burdened. As it is, healthy employees are also optimal contributors to the workplace. This is the kind of double whammy that a worksite with an effective wellness program brings about.

After having read this, does having a worksite wellness program at your organization excite you? Do you want to understand the ways by which to put such a program in your organization? Then, you need to attend a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings in the areas of human resources, is organizing.

At this webinar, Brett Powell, certified Wellness Program Coordinator, who is Vice President at the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, a URAC Accredited Wellness company, will be the speaker. Considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities on engaging a multigenerational workforce in wellness programs; Powell is a sought-after speaker at national conferences including the National Wellness Conference, the Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, and WELCOA.

Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this webinar. Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Putting in place all the elements of a wellness program

Brett will help participants get a grasp of how they can implement programs which will help them achieve measurable employee welfare outcomes. The 20 characteristics of a healthy workplace that a set of effective worksite wellness programs bring about will be explained at this webinar.

Brett will cover these areas at this webinar:

  • 20 wellness program activities
  • 3 ways to increase participation in worksite wellness programs
  • 5 ways to evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite wellness program

This program is of immense value to professionals such as Human Resource Professionals, Benefit Managers, Wellness Coordinators, Occupational Health Nurses, Medical Directors, EAP Professionals, and Health and Safety Directors, who are involved in employee wellness and productivity.



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