5 Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program
We’ve all had those days where we come to work in less than top form—maybe we’ve had too much to drink the night before, eaten badly and feel sluggish, not gotten enough sleep, or we’re just not feeling well. If you think back to one of those days it probably took all your energy just to get by, much less work at your creative and productive peak.
Perhaps you even called out sick.
Imagine if you had a chronic illness that caused health issues that went beyond just getting more sleep or skipping that last glass of wine at dinner. You’d have even more of those “off” days.
Gallup recently performed a survey of 94,000 workers and found that of the 77% who had a chronic health condition such as asthma, depression, diabetes, etc. the total annual cost of lost productivity came to $84 billion. Unscheduled absences cost about $3,600 per year for each hourly worker and $2,650 each year for salaried employees.
Posted on Mon, September 8, 2014
by Kurt McDowell filed under