Holistic, strategic corporate health and wellbeing initiatives can dramatically enhance your organization from top to bottom. Everything in the workplace — from culture and retention to productivity and resilience — improves as a result, bettering the workforce and the organization as a whole.
Read on to find out exactly how embracing corporate health and wellbeing can better your entire organization:
Bettering Your Organization With Corporate Health and Wellbeing
With a strategic, well-executed corporate health and wellbeing program, you can increase wins for your business as a whole. Wondering how, exactly? Successful corporate health and wellbeing initiatives have the potential to better your entire organization, helping to:
Corporate wellbeing programs impact the whole workplace, creating a culture of health where “leadership, benefits, policies, incentives, programs and environmental supports” are completely aligned. Not only are employees more likely to make healthy lifestyle choices, but they’re also more likely to be productive and energized on the job.
Improve recruitment and retention
Enhanced recruitment and retention are among the biggest benefits of corporate health and wellbeing programs. More than 60% of job seekers say corporate health and wellbeing programs are important to them when considering whether or not to apply for an open role. On top of that, existing employees are significantly more likely to stick it out with an organization that’s invested in their overall health and wellbeing.
Gain a competitive advantage
With better employee recruitment, retention and engagement comes an invaluable competitive advantage. The most effective corporate health and wellbeing programs allow organizations to compete more effectively in their respective industries, beating out competitors in the race for top-tier talent.
Boost workplace productivity
The best corporate health and wellbeing programs increase workplace productivity and engagement while also reducing presenteeism, or being physically present yet unproductive at work. In fact, at least 62% of employees with access to a corporate health and wellbeing program said it increased their productivity at work.
Provide a happy work environment
Increased employee engagement and satisfaction are also benefits of well-run corporate health and wellbeing programs. Happy, healthy employees are more productive, innovative, social and committed to the cause. Additionally, a happier work environment boosts team camaraderie and lends itself to team-building efforts.
Create a more resilient workforce
Engaged, healthy employees tend to be more resilient, with better stress management and the ability to bounce back amid future uncertainties. For example, unexpected challenges such as leadership churn or what we saw with the COVID-19 pandemic can negatively impact an organization struggling with employee resiliency. That’s where a corporate health and wellbeing program can truly make all the difference.
Using Technology to Enhance Corporate Health and Wellbeing Efforts
To build a successful corporate health and wellbeing program, you need the right technology to bring all resources together in one easily accessible location.
Virgin Pulse’s Homebase for Health® does just that and more, bringing all relevant wellbeing engagement, condition management and benefits navigation together in one simplified digital platform for your ultimate convenience. This ultimately helps employers:
- Boost employee engagement and program participation
- Improve corporate health and wellbeing program effectiveness
- Reduce healthcare premiums for the entire organization
- Arm employers with valuable data to guide decision-making
- And many more benefits that better the entire organization
A well-oiled, strategic corporate health and wellbeing program can benefit your entire workforce and organization. Use the ROI calculator to see how an investment in Virgin Pulse can pay off for your business and employees alike.