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A Healthy Workforce: The Key to High Performance and Increased Productivity
It’s been estimated that 60 percent of health care dollars are spent on preventable disease due to poor lifestyle habits. Health costs are continuing to increase as stress and unhealthy life styles cause performance and productivity to go down. A happier, healthier employee is more productive and successful in their work and personal life.
The Need to Eliminate Unhealthy Behavior
Some companies have taken an aggressive approach to address the relationship between productivity and health care. Newsweek reported that one Michigan health industry company with about 200 employees went from a smoke-free workplace to a smokeless workforce in 15 months. Employees were given access to free smoking cessation programs and educational materials. The relationship to the bottom line is clear. A smoker will cost a company nearly $3,400 more in lost productivity and health care costs every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Organizational Need to Take a Proactive Approach
For most companies, human capital is their greatest asset and expense. Unscheduled absences have a major impact on workplace productivity. The 2003 Unscheduled Absence survey reported that the average cost of absenteeism was nearly $650 per employee. Such figures often include the replacement and retraining of employees and, what’s more difficult to quantify, the “silent costs” of a decline in employee morale, sporadic work attendance and decreased job performance. Every area of employee absence, from presenteeism (being present at work, but not working at full effectiveness) to complicated disabilities can have a direct effect on the organization’s bottom line.
Better Performance Through Better Health
Increase your organizations productivity and reduce absenteeism with these programs for your employees. Attendees will learn powerful behavior modification techniques that create immediate results. These programs can also be scheduled during evening and weekend hours to accommodate schedules. For limited training budgets, they can be set up separate from other training programs when employees pay for them. Many organizations have split the cost with their employees for a win / win situation.