Health and wellness in the workplace may seem like a perk to workers at the expense of the employer. While it may be a perk, employers may not realize how important promotion and prevention of health and wellness at work can increase worker productivity and effort. Not placing a high importance on health and wellness in the workplace could damage the bottom line and hurt the reputation, efficacy, and profitability of the company. Let’s not forget the positive impact that health and wellness can have on attendance, retention, employee referrals, and healthcare spending.
Making It Fun
To make health prevention and awareness fun while increasing participation, Lewis-Price hosts a Fitbit challenge. Each month the challenge changes, which not only keeps it interesting, but gives different options that will appeal to more members of the team. There are three winners each month that receive a cash reward for their success. The Fitbit challenge encourages workers to stay active while rewarding them for a job well done.
Lewis-Price is proving that their high regard for integrity and intention is spent on the well-being of their team members. The ongoing success of Lewis-Price shows that promotion and prevention of health and wellness is necessary for effective long-term team building.
Health Services and the Employee
Studies show that employers that offer health and wellness services not only increase the sense of purpose in their employees, but enhance relationships, and the community of the atmosphere. Being healthy physically is only a portion of the benefit. Workers who feel that their employer cares about their health and wellness have an increased sense of purpose. They have a higher level of motivation and enjoy their work more. Having that level of support from your employer increases employer/employee rapport. It also gives workers a higher sense of security knowing that in the case they experience a health emergency, their employer will support them.
Lewis-Price is an SBA 8(a) certified staffing company committed to providing solutions to our clients and teaming partners alike. We staff diverse, engaged leaders in IT, cybersecurity, program management, and training. We value integrity and intention. We provide you with engaged professionals ready to join your team. To learn more about our staffing solutions, please contact us at (703)727-9182. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.