Why offer wellness programs? Research suggests employees want them.

Why offer wellness programs? Research suggests employees want them.

When considering whether to introduce a corporate wellness program for your team, you might be wondering how effective it might be. A couple of the factors that determine its efficacy are interest and uptake, as you can lead a horse to water, but can’t make it exercise if it doesn’t really want to. However, the reality is that invariably employees love the support.

This is what the experts found during a survey published by the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine to determine what the general perception of fitness and wellness programs was like among employees. The data showed that just under 60% of respondents believed that employers should actively attempt to improve the health of workers.

Rapidly being seen as a ‘must-have’

So, what exactly does this compelling statistic actually mean in real terms? Well, it certainly shows that there is a desire from employees for the businesses they work for to get involved in supporting their well-being. Around 70% of all major companies in existence have a well-being or wellness program , due to the many benefits they offer.

The truth is that a corporate wellness program is rapidly becoming viewed as a ‘must-have’ work benefit. It’s not all about the benefit to the individual either, as the company offering it will typically enjoy a healthier, more focused and successful workforce. As an organisation, offerings like this tend to have an uplifting effect on your bottom line.

Corporate wellness programs work!

If you’re not too familiar with what’s on offer from the best wellness program providers, you might be surprised about the depth of choice and variety. Helping people to become more aerobically fit, as well as shed unwanted pounds and focus the mind, there’s something to suit every type of need in the workplace.

For instance, you have…

  • Fitness classes that really get the blood pumping, either online or outdoors and feature options like circuit training, jogging, kickboxing & HIIT
  • Longevity & suppleness classes like Pilates, Yoga, Barre & Zumba. Great for those who like a gentle way to remain flexible and healthy.
  • Bodyweight boot camps that provide an effective structure to help people manage their weight and achieve their perfect BMI.
  • Pre/postnatal classes that support expectant Mums as they prepare to welcome a new life into this world.
  • Meditation & relaxation classes for encouraging inner calm, tranquility and a resilience against work-related stress.

Supporting your employees in this way is proven to help boost performance, reduce costly staff turnover and enhance your reputation as a caring employer. When you consider the way it holistically supports your workforce while helping you to be more profitable, it’s hard to argue against introducing programs of this kind.

Wellness programs offer a scenario where everyone wins!

So, if you’re still on the fence about whether to introduce a corporate wellness program for your staff, it’s easy to see that it’s a win-win situation for everyone. At BUAFIT, we tailored programs that feature an extensive range of options that can be delivered in-person at some of London’s most iconic outdoor spaces or remotely for extra convenience.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re a Head of Sales, HR Manager, or Director, to get in touch, enter your details into our contact form and as soon as we receive your enquiry, we’ll respond as soon as we can.

As always, stay fit, happy, and healthy.

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