Workplace Wellness Is Catching on, US National Public Opinion Poll Shows

A recent survey for HR Professionals polled by the Public Health Institute showed the leading reasons for adopting workplace wellness programs were to improve workers’ health, lower health care costs, improve worker productivity and morale, and reduce absenteeism.
85 percent of employers that have the programs were interested in expanding or improving them over the next three years.
69 percent of employers that don’t offer wellness programs were interested in developing them within three years.
8 out of 10 participants wanted measurable return on investment within one to three years.
Survey results showed that it takes time to build health: by five years, over half of organizations see their health care costs drop, along with employee absences.
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