5 pillars for an impactful corporate wellness program

5 pillars for an impactful corporate wellness program

On a typical working day, a professional working in a corporate setup spends major chunk of his/ her waking hours at workplace. A major proportion of time spent at a workplace is sedentary – either in front of computer screens or meeting rooms. At the same time, eating habits tend to become irregular, with lot of unnecessary junk and unhealthy food thrown in. Use of tobacco and consumption of alcohol is not uncommon. These lifestyle habits, coupled with chronic stress that many professionals experience can give rise to several lifestyle diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes etc. Continue reading “5 pillars for an impactful corporate wellness program”

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?”

Making a case for data driven corporate wellness & health coach programs

Investment in employee wellness can reap huge dividends – not just for the company, but also for the individual employees. And which organization wouldn’t like their employees to be healthy, motivated and more productive!?

Traditionally, very few companies had employees’ health and wellbeing high on their priority list. Barring few organizations, organizations neither had intent, nor the knowhow about this. However, of late, several organizations realized the importance of healthier employees. Healthier workforce helps organizations increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and increase motivation. This in turn not only benefits the employee but has impact on overall organization’s performance. Continue reading “Making a case for data driven corporate wellness & health coach programs”