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Why Choose Organizational Wellness?

Do your employees suffer from stress, lack of exercise, meals on the run, long days, or unsettled nights? The hardships of daily working, amid a sea of global change and insecurity, can take a toll on your staff’s physical and mental well-being.

How do your employees operate under stress over the long term? Are they exhausting their inner reserves just trying to keep up? Burn out, chronic fatigue, and immune disorders are workplace epidemics. What are the long term effects of un-well employees on your organization’s human resources and their productivity?

Taking care of key players on the team is critical to meeting the business challenges of your organization. And helping middle management and front-line staff to effectively manage increased stress and job pressures can significantly influence long-term loyalty and productivity.

Investing in your employee’s health is by far the most valuable long-term investment your organization can make. Healthy minds are resilient and develop innovative solutions to change. Healthy bodies have the capacity to bring those solutions into reality.

The statistics speak for themselves

Numerous studies conclude that companies with comprehensive wellness programs significantly reduce employee compensation claims and absenteeism.

• Canada Life Assurance estimates that for every dollar invested in employee wellness programs, companies can expect to save $3.43 in reduced turnover and absenteeism, productivity gains, and decreased medical insurance claims.

• Employee well-being is directly related to organizational excellence: attitude toward organization, job satisfaction, attendance, quality of service to clients and productivity.

• Employees engaged in wellness activities show improvements in personal health & performance: physical and mental stamina, stress resilience, and outlook on life.

• In the U.S., 67% of Fortune magazine’s Top 100 companies offer full wellness programs. Yet in Canada, most employers see it as a soft benefit and not a strategic investment. - Buffett Taylor & Associates Ltd. 2001

• In a national survey of medium-sized to large companies across Canada, it was found that only 17.5% offered comprehensive wellness programs. The good news is a growing number of Canadian employers are beginning to recognize the value of healthy employees. - Buffett Taylor & Associates Ltd. 2001

Successful Wellness Program results include:

Providence Hospital, Everett, Washington: Health care claims 33.6% lower than 9 similar hospitals, with a cost-benefit ratio of 1 to 4.24 over three years.

Travelers Corporation: Sick leave was reduced by 19% for 36,000 employees, during the four-year study.

Union Pacific Railroad: For steel case employees, medical claims reduced 50%.

Canada Life: Employee turnover among frequent wellness program participants of only 1.8% in the first year, compared with a company-wide average of 18% a year.