More and more companies in North Carolina are recognizing the importance of providing workplace wellness as a sound business strategy. With health care costs rising at a record pace, employee health now impacts a company’s bottom line more than ever before. Unhealthy employees not only utilize more health care dollars, but they are absent more often, injured more frequently, suffer more lost work days to recover from injuries or illnesses, and are generally less productive.
Studies have shown that for every dollar invested by employers in workplace wellness programs, there was an average savings of more than $3.00. In business terms, that's a 3:1 return on investment. Employers now realize that they can no longer afford NOT to invest in employee health.
Click on the toolbar above for information on how to plan and implement an effective health promotion and wellness program at your workplace.
- “NC Workplace Programs” provides detailed information on what other North Carolina companies are doing to encourage workplace wellness - you can search by business type, number of employees and several types of program options.
- Choose “Workplace Health Gauge” for a company-specific health risk assessment that can help identify your wellness policy’s strengths and weaknesses, and make personalized recommendations on how to improve it.
- “Steps to an Effective Program” provides a step-by-step plan on how to make workplace wellness a reality for your organization.
- Looking for quick and affordable ideas to get you started? Choose “Quick Wellness Program Ideas” for program and policy suggestions.
The other links provide a wealth of information on how to improve your company’s policies, as well as its bottom line.