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Improve Employee Wellness Metrics with Recognition and Engagement

by Peter Psichogios | Feb 22, 2017 10:52:21 AM | Recognition & Engagement Leadership

Creating wellness in the workplace should be part of everyone’s job.  As a leader, you have a responsibility to drive wellness behaviors by leading by example and reinforcing your culture of wellness amongst all employees.

Investing in your employees well-being will return many dividends.  Some clear benefits of investing in a culture of wellness are:

  • Lower turnover
  • Increased attraction of new employees
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Decreased health disorders including lack of sleep, anxiety, depression, and obesity
  • Greater employee productivity
  • Higher employee engagement

A case study on wellness ROI at Johnson & Johnson, found that over a decade the wellness program had cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs, a return of $2.71 for every dollar spent on the wellness program (HBR, 2012).

Three criteria are essential for your company to progress in wellness:

  • investment from leadership and setting an example
  • the motivation and behavior of employees
  •  recognizing and rewarding those behaviors so others will follow

Creating a wellness culture in your organization starts from the inside out by recognizing, rewarding and enabling your employees for their behaviors and actions on a daily basis.

A wellness culture is developed and supported by your leadership, recognition practices, clear and consistent communication, and engaged employees.

What are you doing to ensure a commitment to wellness is embedded in the culture of your organization?

Get in touch with us today for a 15-minute demo of how you can implement a culture of wellness in your organization with a recognition program.

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Peter Psichogios is the President of Global Engagement Solutions whose mission is to help companies create engaging employee and customer experiences. Prior to joining GES Peter Psichogios served as an executive member of one of the largest Instructional System Association companies in the world. In this capacity, he led all the front-end analysis and worked directly with Dr. Ken Blanchard, leading the large-scale e-Learning and employee engagement initiatives. Peter has been fortunate to work with the who's who of the Fortune 500 and many of the world's fastest growing companies, helping them deliver innovative learning, engagement and recognition solutions.