Skip to Content

Help Them Thrive: The Surprising Benefits of a Healthy Workforce

Jul 06, 2014

10 recommendations to help you incorporate wellness into your employee recognition program. 

Benefits of a Healthy Workforce


There is widespread agreement on the benefits of having a healthy workforce. In addition to helping control rapidly escalating healthcare costs, companies who offer wellness programs can expect to see productivity gains, reduced absenteeism, increased retention and enhanced recruitment results.

The financial benefits of employee wellness are best measured by both short-term and long-term payoffs. The major, preventable chronic conditions – obesity, heart disease, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes – are impacted by improvements in physical exercise, better nutrition and smoking cessation, but the true return-on-investment occurs over years, rather than shareholder-driven fiscal quarters.

That’s why it is just as important to look at the effect on overall vitality, well-being and engagement as an integral factor of your program. Increased stamina, lower levels of stress, higher levels of well-being and an overall enhanced quality of life are just a few benefits that stem from workplace wellness programs. BIWORLDWIDE’s New Rules of Engagement study indicates the strong correlation between employee wellness and overall engagement in their job, family and community. Wellness as a part of workplace culture and environment is a powerful driver of employee engagement. Our New Rule #4 “Help them thrive” encourages companies to view wellness holistically.

Here are ten recommendations to help you incorporate wellness into your employee recognition program.

#1. Mix it up

In the past, wellness programs and practices included short-term activities
and one-time, deterministic “do this, get that” incentives such as cash
payouts for completion of health assessments.

Click on the DOWNLOAD NOW button to start your download. Download Now

Read the full article.

Submitting your information allows us to reach out to you in the future.