Companies Should Copy DocuTAP and CPMFITness…
What is the state of US Workplace Health?
*13 Billion per year is the total cost of Obesity to U.S. Employers
*75% of Americans fail to get the recommended amount of daily amount of physical activity.
**Every $1 Invested in employee wellness programs yield roughly $4 Savings through reduced sick days, higher productivity and decreased health costs!
Most people can get behind the idea that (1) health, (2) happiness, and (3) productivity at work are related concepts, and that companies have an opportunity to foster all three—to everybody’s benefit—with a corporate wellness program.
But while most companies do “something” to promote employee health and well-being, very few—just 7% of companies surveyed in a nationally representative 2008 study—offer what Laura Linnan, a professor of public health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and head of the CDC-funded Workplace Health Research Network, calls a “comprehensive program.”
Maybe that’s why the statistics are the way are.
This past Friday we got the opportunity to be on Sioux Falls KSFY news. One of the topics we discussed was the importance of encouraging employees to stay healthy. But I what I want to give you is the inside info on how a successful Corporate Wellness Program operates…
“You Know Your Corporate Wellness Program is Legit When”
1. An employee ‘SERIOUSLY’ considers NOT leaving the company because they don’t want to lose the gym, friends and Wellness coaches they have developed relationships with.
2. An employee takes a half day vs. a full day off because they don’t want to miss their workout class.
3. An employee still comes to work on their day off, not to work, but to go to their workout class.
4. You sit in a room of 16 people and half the people lost almost half of their old body weight.
5. A department has an early happy hour, off site, but some of the employees come back to work for their 430p workout class!
6. Nutrition is cool and a commonality around the office. People celebrate when someone is off soda for 53 weeks!
7. You have to earn a nickname during your 30 day free trial of classes. You are given a canned ‘New Guy’ or ‘New Girl’ nickname until you sign up!
The workplace health statistics don’t lie. Companies that don’t take action will continue to reap the negative affects that will cost them more money, lack of motivation and less talent. The company’s that copy DocuTAP (LINK) will focus on investing in their biggest asset, their employees, and will reap all the benefits.
Pro-Tips on a company copying DocuTAP and CPMFITness Wellness Partnership.
You don’t have to be perfect but you do need to be consistent. You get consistent by making your corporate wellness program…
C. Motivating and Challenging.
We focus on progress and moving forward not perfection and every little setback. Because if you take 2 steps forward and 1 step back you are still ahead!
If interested in investing in your employees wellness or in need of more information on how we can customize a program for your company please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevant News Pieces
KSFY Segment = 3/18/16 LINK
Argus Article = 4/15/15 LINK