Presentation on theme: " Many companies implement comprehensive wellness programs that focus on preventive health and lifestyle modification. The rationale behind wellness."— Presentation transcript:
Many companies implement comprehensive wellness programs that focus on preventive health and lifestyle modification. The rationale behind wellness programs is that encouraging healthy habits now can prevent or lower the risk of serious health conditions later.
What happens in the workplace can have a huge impact on the overall health of employees. Having healthy employees is a plus for any organization.
60% spend their entire workday seated, and 56% are classified as “physically inactive 36% are overweight, and 23% are obese 66% report high stress on their jobs 21% are daily or regular smokers An estimate of 7.5 million Canadians — each year — actually suffer depression, anxiety, substance abuse or another mental disorder. The cost to the Canadian economy from workplace stress, depression and mental illness is 35 million lost workdays and an estimated $35 billion in lost productivity annually.
A safe, clean work environment Feel that they have some control and influence over what happens to them at work Social support to help them deal with the stresses of everyday living
Depression/anxiety/other mental health disorders - 66% Stress - 60% [Negative] Relationship with supervisor or manager - 44% Co-worker conflict in the workplace - 28% Childcare issues - 24% Parenting issues - 21% Addictions or substance use/abuse issues - 20% Eldercare issues - 19%
Workplace Environment Quality of machinery and equipment Relationships with supervisors and co-workers Personal resources and Job control Individual health practices Not only does the workplace affect the well-being of the worker, but the health of the worker affects the success of the organization.
Improved health and well-being Increased morale and job satisfaction Healthier workplace culture Reduced personal health care expenses Decreased absenteeism Decreased presenteeism Fewer injuries Decreased turnover Increased productivity Fewer insurance and workers’ compensation claims Better retention and recruiting Enhanced business reputation and customer loyalty
Promote preventive care Encourage exercise Emphasize education Invest in incentives Hone hunger options Be mindful of mental health Recommend behavioral resources
Establish policies Involve employees in developing policies that promote health and reduce risk Enforce policies that promote Promote employee participation Involve employees in identifying concerns about the work environment Give employees increased control over what happens to them at work
Provide resources and support Develop a list of community resources that are available Make sure the list is kept updated Have exercise equipment available for use during lunch and other breaks Be flexible and innovative Introduce flexibility in work scheduling Allow them to adjust their hours of work Explore alternatives like job sharing and working from home