Wellness programs: Don't skimp on your investment
Establishing a wellness program requires more than throwing a treadmill or two in the basement, the report suggests. The small percentage of companies who are seeing returns are those that hire professionals who can design a program that will save money, staffing the programs with professionals, and getting financial support and backing from high-level administrators in the company.
A wellness program is a massive undertaking, reports Circadian Technologies. Considering, though, that extended-hours employees incur some $1,181 in additional healthcare costs per year â€” a figure that rises as the cost of healthcare continues to rise â€” a well-executed wellness program may be a cost-saving, morale-boosting, productivity-enhancing solution for extended-hours operations, says Circadianâ€™s Brian E. Oâ€™Neill.