Continued – The Business Case for Employee Wellness

the business case for employee wellness programsLike any expense, there’s an ROI imperative to employee wellness.

The challenge is that it can sometimes be difficult to calculate.

Because an effective employee wellness plan supports the direct and verifiable (ie not assumed) needs of employees, it is reasonable that productivity of the company will be positively affected.

Cases in point:

  • when employees are provided with resources and context to live healthier lives, it’s reasonable to assume that absenteeism will decrease, collaboration will increase, substances will be managed more effectively, and the benefits of a fitness-focused lifestyle will be more widely adopted – and leveraged by the company
  • when employees are provided with mental health resources – it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll manage stress better, make better decisions, and improve customer relations
  • when employees are guided to understanding who their sleep affects their performance and their relationships, and are given the tools and resources to manage their sleep effectively, it’s reasonable to assume that their productively will improve, sales will increase, and accidents will decrease
  • when employees are provided with tools to improve their financial literacy, it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll be less stressed about making ends meet, more able to save, and more focused on their work

This calculator helps employers helps employers get a grip on the scale of the opportunity, in the context of organizational productivity, and potential improvements that can be realized:

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