Why should a business owner be interested in wellness? People who live healthy lifestyles and are happy at home and at work, get sick less, are absent less and are the most productive at work. This saves money on temporary staffing, staff turnover and benefit plan premiums. According to a related article I recently read:
- The Canadian Economy loses over $16.6 billion every year due to absenteeism.
- Obese Canadian employees have 77% higher drug costs and spend 35% more on health services.
- Mental health addictions account for two-thirds of all disability claims in Canada.
For busy business owners, implementing a wellness program can seem time-consuming and expensive. The reality is launching an effective wellness program is a proactive business decision that can directly affect your bottom line.