10 benefits of an employee health and wellness plan – Raison d’Etre’s Think Tank
Tight deadlines, repetitive tasks, pressure from those higher up – the stress-inducing factors keep on piling up with no remorse and little time to take a step back, relax and recharge your batteries. Decreasing employee health is a common problem in the modern workplace. The feeling of being stressed from work continuously increases where common side effects consist of fatigue, sleeplessness, pain, anxiety, and weight problems.
For this reason, one of the main priorities of an employer needs to be to provide their employees with an employee health and wellness program to help them be as fit as possible, both mentally and physically. This will not only benefit your employees but your organization as a whole.
What is Raison d’Etre’s Think Tank?
While Raison d’Etre is most known for establishing spas all over the world, we also provide wellness consulting for anyone who needs it regardless of industry, sector, or type of company. We call this: “Think Tank”.
We are passionate about employee health and strive to provide everyone with the possibility to lead a healthy work-life and want to help you create an ideal work environment for both you and your employees. You can read more about our Think Tank wellness consulting service here.
Benefits of an employee health and wellness program
Here are the top benefits of implementing an employee wellness plan within your organization.
1. Increasing productivity
When an employee feels their best, they will also perform their best, inspiring others to follow suit in the process. One of the main culprits for poor productivity stems from poor health, tiredness, and low motivation – things you can greatly reduce by ensuring your employee’s health.
2. Improving healthy behaviour
Work-life and private life has always been intricately connected. By implementing an employee health and wellness program within your company, you will endorse a general healthy behaviour for your employees both within the workplace and outside.
This will result in decreased unhealthy behaviours such as alcohol consumption or smoking, increase healthy behaviours such as eating healthier foods, exercising regularly, and managing stress and depression better.
3. Reducing the risk of diseases and illnesses
An employee health plan helps your employees choose and implement healthy choices and routines in their daily life, resulting in both better mental and physical health. This will in turn significantly reduce the risk of mental illnesses and physical health problems.
4. Increases employee engagement
Establishing a wellness culture within your organization will help create a focused and engaged workforce.
Promoting employee health and wellness in the shape of group activities such as walking meetings or weight loss challenges will allow you and the employees to connect to each other, while at the same time increasing your well-being.
5. Reduction in stress
One of the biggest problems in our fast-paced is the amount of stress we feel trying to keep up. Everyone experiences stress sometime in their life, and we can all testify to how draining it is.
An employee wellness plan helps you combat work-related stress and improve your employee’s health, productivity, and performance.
6. Decreased absenteeism
Rather than feeling stressed and not being able to perform to one’s full potential, what is even worse? Being sick or absent from work.
When your employees receive all the tools, possibility, and motivation to lead a healthy lifestyle, you will be able to immediately see a decrease in how often they will be absent and/or sick.
7. Improves retention
When your employees are healthy, they will also feel good and happy at work. By providing an employee health and wellness program it shows the company cares and values its employees, making it more likely your employees will want to keep working at your company.
8. Improving morale
Feeling appreciated, valued and most important of all: healthy, will increase the general motivation and morale of a person and help them perform their best.
An employee wellness program gives your employees the tools and possibility to take control of their own health.
9. Breaking monotony work
Repetitive work is often boring and tiring, but a necessity within most organizations which must be done. A wellness program will mix things up and break the monotony of repetitive assignment, providing a much-appreciated escape from it to recharge one’s batteries.
10. Reduction in health care costs
An employee health and wellness plan leads to better health, leading to a lower risk of getting injured or falling sick, which in the end will save health care costs, saving both the company and the employee money.
Contact Raison d’Etre and get started on developing your employee health plan today.