A workplace wellness program is an employer’s approach to achieving a healthy workplace by incorporating various health activities within the daily work schedule to promote their employees’ - wellbeing. According to Forbes: "Employee engagement and wellness are finally taking center stage in the business world. For too long, they have been viewed as the responsibility of the HR department and not an integral part of business strategy."
Remote Employee Wellness Possibilities
As employment trends lean toward the increased use of remote work, it’s important to consider how wellness programs impact stay-at-home workers differently. Some ideas employers can use to support remote employee wellness include encouraging workers to engage in fitness activities such as online exercise or meditation, or even providing their employees with remote wellness programs they can follow daily directly from their homes.
What Do the Statistics Show?
Firstly, CareerBuilder’s survey states that 61% of employees are burned out on the job
According to American Psychological Association (APA), 89% of workers at companies that support well-being initiatives are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work
Research by Willis Towers Watson states that 70% of employers have improved their physical environments to encourage healthy behaviors
A finding from Aflac says that 61% of employees agree that they have made healthier lifestyle choices because of their company’s wellness program
Lastly, this Glassdoor survey reminds us that 87% of employees expect their employer to support them in balancing work and personal commitments
(Research sources: appliedpsychologydegree.usc.edu, www.forbes.com, press.careerbuilder.com, www.apa.org, www.wtwco.com, www.aflac.com, www.prnewswire.com)