Unhealthy employees can be expensive. With rising healthcare costs, employee absenteeism, and loss of productivity a lot of companies are looking for ways to abate these issues. Nearly three-quarters of Americans work say the office is a main source of stress in their daily lives. More stress means more illnesses and that cuts into your company's bottom line.
We see health as an asset, equally as important as your office space or your inventory. If your employees are healthier, your business will be as well.
Studies have shown that the annual cost of lost productivity related to stress and job dissatisfaction can be as high as $2,500 per employee (www.aon.com). It's clear that if it is not addressed the cost to employers is very significant.
Average cost reduction for companies with health and wellness programs: 28% less sick leave, 26% less direct healthcare costs, and 30% reduction in workers' comp and disability costs (www.ceridian.com ). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) accounted for 28 percent of all reported workplace injuries and illness requiring time away from work in 2009.
Research studies shows white collar employees are exposed to work conditions that result in muscular skeletal injuries and low job satisfaction. This can result in time loss from work or lowered performance. Further studies conclude that massage therapy shows much potential in benefiting employees.