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Five Major Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, April 01, 2021

According to an extensive review of the literature, employee wellness programs have the potential to minimize employee-related health care expenditures.


Fremont, CA: Employee wellness programs began as employee benefits at large corporations. However, these programs drew a lot of attention and quickly became a popular workplace trend, even among mid-sized and small businesses. Employee wellness programs are more popular than ever before.

Employee wellness programs are policies implemented by employers to maintain and improve their employees' health and well-being. Employee wellness programs come in a variety of forms.

Here are five benefits of employee wellness programs:

Easier Recruiting

Another significant advantage of employee wellness programs is that they can help you remain competitive in the labor market. An employee wellness program improves your employer brand and makes it easier to recruit and hire top talent. Candidates are more likely to choose a company that provides an employee wellness program. Furthermore, companies that have employee wellness programs report higher rates of successful employee referrals.

Improved Productivity

Employee wellness programs increase employee productivity. Employers who incorporate employee wellness programs consistently report increased employee productivity, according to a study after study. The conclusion is clear: Participating in employee wellness programs can help boost employee productivity.

Reduced Absenteeism

Absenteeism is reduced as a result of employee wellness programs. Employees in companies with employee wellness programs are less likely to be absent from work. In other words, they are less likely to be absent from work without a valid explanation (such as taking a vacation, doing jury duty, having surgeries, attending funerals, etc.).

Reduced Health Costs

The implementation of employee wellness programs results in reduced health-care costs. According to an extensive review of the literature, employee wellness programs have the potential to minimize employee-related health care expenditures.

Higher Retention

Employee wellness programs can assist you in addressing the issue of employee turnover, resulting in higher retention.

Employees who work for companies that have implemented employee wellness programs are less likely to leave their jobs than employees who work for companies that do not have these programs.

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