Improve Employee Wellness Metrics with Recognition and Engagement

Peter PsichogiosRecognition & 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.