Health Promotion: Employee Wellness Becomes CEO Issue – How to Reduce Worksite Health Costs

The Partnership for Prevention was formed to encourage Fortune 1000 companies to consider making workforce health a CEO issue and adopt strategies to promote avoidance and wellness. After several years of double-digit rate increases for medical insurance, organizations are realizing that one of the best ways to slow the cost increases is to have staff take more responsibility for both costs and health options. A majority of organizations surveyed feel […]

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Health Promotion: Employee Wellness and Effective Health Care Reform

It’s clear to virtually every American (especially those of us in business) that health care costs are skyrocketing out of control. No one doubts that either the market will solve the problem OR the government will impose one on us. Managed care has failed from either a cost containment or quality of care perspective. Companies have reached the point where the cost of providing health insurance is almost as burdensome […]

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Health Promotion: Investment in Corporate Fitness, Wellness Pays Big Dividends

High rates of staff member turnover and the costs of sick days are increasingly taking bites into corporate profits.  The high cost of recruitment programs only adds to the challenges that these problems in sum cost the typical business. Many organizations are finding the solution to these challenges by increasing job satisfaction, team building, and the implementation of wellness programs that yield a reduction in these costs. It has become […]

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Health Promotion: Well-liked Health Promotion Programs

Some of the top health promotion programs currently in use today include: HRAs HRA is a top wellness program currently in use globally. Organizations that implement it determine the safety and health concerns of workers by the assessment of appropriateness of the facilities and equipment against the needs of the workers. It can, for example, guide the business into deciding how the air quality within an office room affects the […]

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Health Promotion: Wellness Programs

Research spanning more than a decade has consistently shown wellness programs to be financially effective and that every dollar invested on a wellness program can return $2.30 and $10.10 by decreasing absenteeism, sick day usage and by decreasing insurance costs. Moreover it’s noted that there are marked improvements in employee performance and productivity in organizations that start a health promotion program. Healthy corporations enjoy increased employee morale and an improved […]

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Health Promotion: Health Promotion Programs Now as Important as Cost and Workforce Issues

25% Jump in Corporation Interest in Employee Wellness Employee wellness for their employees, corporations are discovering, is good for the health of their organizations as well. Wellness programs help to cut the costs associated with poor employee health, which include absenteeism, loss of productivity and poor work quality. A recent Hewitt Associates survey of over 500 U.S. organizations indicated a meaningful paradigm shift in how organizations view health benefits for […]

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5 Ways to Assess and Improve Your Employees’ Health

Emotional health is a state of wellness that comes from understanding and acknowledging our emotions and finding appropriate ways to express them. As personnel, we often bring emotional problems from our childhood or current family life into the workplace because we have not dealt with them effectively outside of work. This can seriously damage worksite relationships and lead to poor performance and negative feelings all around. Many tools and techniques […]

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Health Promotion: Wellness Program Ideas – Safety and Wellness

Other departments within an organization will likely focus on related areas of employee safety and injury prevention. Health Promotion activities are a natural partner to many other human resource (HR) (HR), employee motivation, and safety programs. Body mechanics, ergonomics, and safe working practices are three areas which might  be coordinated together. Soft Tissue Sprains and Strains – This injury category continues to remain the number one financial loss for workers’ […]

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