Is employee health the responsibility of employers?

Is employee health the responsibility of employers?

Having a healthier workforce augurs well not just for the employees but for the employers as well. Several organizations have realized the importance of employee wellness programs and are investing in them to create a healthier workforce.  However, at the same time, there are some executive who do question if employee health is the responsibility of the employer? At the face of it, an individual is responsible for his/ her health. After all, it is their life that is impacted.

Yet, the health of employees can have a long lasting impact on organization’s overall health and well-being.

Some of the tangible benefits of healthier workforce include: Continue reading “Is employee health the responsibility of employers?”

Creating a healthier workforce

Creating a healthier workforce

It’s a well known fact that healthy employees show better productivity, as numerous studies have shown. Organizations which focus on health and well-being of employees usually report higher productivity, better morale & lower absenteeism. This leads to a win-win situation for both – employees as well as organization.

Some of the common issues that are seen across organizations are high stress levels, improper diet, irregular exercise, spending long hours in incorrect postures, issues like smoking & alcohol consumption etc. Consequently, several people suffer from conditions like hypertension, obesity, diabetes, back pain and many more. If not kept under check, some of these conditions can turn out to be quite severe, or even fatal. Continue reading “Creating a healthier workforce”