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The employment market is becoming increasingly competitive and we are all racing to find the latest and greatest tool to stay relevant. From investing in online platforms and large marketing campaigns to cutting-edge technology and fancy apps. We are all looking to distinguish ourselves from our competitors.
The most effective tool, the one that can take your business to the next level, is the health of your employees. Did you know that the average Return on Investment for a well-implemented Workplace Wellness Program in Canada is $3.27 for every $1 spent? What strategy are you currently implementing that can provide you with that kind of return?
As a society, we are incredibly busy. We are eating more processed foods, we are sleeping less and we are over-stressed. All of this adds up to a workforce that is not bringing their A-game to work every day and it is impacting your bottom line.
What can you do to implement change?
Invest in the health of your employees by incorporating a Workplace Wellness Program! From educative workshops on nutrition and stress management to office challenges and fitness subsidies, a Workplace Wellness Program will not only positively impact your bottom line, but it will also impact the lives of your employees.
Did You Know?
An effective workplace wellness program can:
- Increase productivity by 11%
- Reduce Absenteeism by 28%
- Reduce health-related costs by 26%
With stats like these, a Workplace Wellness Program is a no-brainer! However, if you are hesitant to invest some money or if it simply does not fit this year’s budget, here are some simple and cost-effective ways to implement change:
- Create a walking club and encourage employees to take at least 30 minutes, 3 times per week to get outside and walk.
- Create office polices around catered lunch and snacks such as no pop, fried foods or sugary treats like donuts.
- Host fun, creative challenges that encourage your employees to engage in activities like drinking water, exercise and proper nutrition.
- Find free health and wellness workshops in your community and encourage employees to attend.
- Create a “healthy snack bin” packed with nuts, fresh fruit or healthy bars like low sugar KIND bars.
- Survey your employees to find their skills. Perhaps you have a yogi in the mix or a health nut; encourage them to share their expertise with your staff.
Investing in the health of your employees just makes sense; happier and healthier employees are more productive!
Learn more about the Schuster Boyd McDonald Workplace Wellness Program and how you can achieve this type of return on your investment. Contact Kerry Lamarche, our Certified Health Coach and Workplace Wellness Advisor.
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