Employee well-being programs are commonly referred to as a collection of initiatives within an organization designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and mindset among employees. There are many types of initiatives that address different areas and dimensions of well-being; and when included into company and team processes, they can prove to be very beneficial. You might see an effect when it comes to recruiting and maintaining employees, for example.
Furthermore, at the core of every good well-being program is behavior change.
With the right knowledge, tools, and social support, people change behaviors. Well-being programs are good at helping people adopt and maintain healthy behaviors, which in turn, leads to lower health risks, and – for companies and employees alike – fewer health care costs.
On a daily basis, well-being programs can help to bring teams together and feel noticed in the workplace. In fact, 80% of employees at companies with robust well-being programs at work feel more engaged and cared for by their employers. Again, this makes them more likely to stay at their place of work; wellness programs demonstrate goodwill from an employer towards employees, therefore tending to have a positive effect on employee morale.