|Imagine offering a benefit that improved team wellness, reduced healthcare costs and boosted productivity. Onsite wellness programs can provide a variety of health services, including vaccinations, education, and even massages—all a short stroll from employees’ desks. South of the border, about 30 percent of larger employers (those with 5,000-plus workers) have onsite health clinics. And, about two-thirds of them have plans to expand.|
Onsite wellness services offer many benefits to employees and employers. A perk like this may attract potential employees who appreciate work-life balance. Offerings like vaccinations and stress-relieving massage therapy also help employees fend off illnesses like the cold and flu, all the while supporting increased productivity and reduced absenteeism because employees don’t need to make a special trip to the doctor or massage therapist.
But, benefits from onsite wellness services only are enjoyed if team members walk through the door. Here are some tips for successfully launching an onsite wellness program:
In the U.S., the estimated ROI for onsite clinics is $1.50 for every $1 spent, with the return increasing after three years of operation. Onsite wellness services are a benefits strategy that supports the health of your team, while boosting the health of your bottom line.
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