The Return on Investment of Employee Well-Being Programs
At first glance, it may seem tough to measure the benefits of employee well-being programs, but it is possible to see these benefits in action. This article takes a look at the tangible benefits such programs can bring to an office environment as well as ways to track those benefits.
Better Physical Well-Being
Many employee well-being programs include a physical component. Examples, according to Forbes.com, included “sit-stand desks” as well as “guided yoga classes, stress management seminars, or full-scale on-site fitness centers.” Exercise options at work can give employees a welcome break from sedentary desk jobs, and research has shown that exercise can lead to better sleep. To sum up, a fitness component can lead to an office environment with less bored, more rested employees.
More Employee Motivation
Employee well-being programs are a way to show that a company is invested in its employees, which in turn can make employees more invested in the company. For example, retirement coaching can give employees financial confidence as well as a morale boost. Career coaching can do the same. Additionally, training for new parents can help them settle into their new lifestyle while remaining productive members of an office environment.
Tracking the Benefits
Another positive aspect of employee well-being problems is that in many cases, the results are trackable. While it is important to keep individual date private, there are some steps organizations can take to see if their programs are working. For example, employee surveys can reveal data on the helpfulness of current programs and interest in new ones. Companies can also take steps to track employee engagement before, during, and after programs are implemented. These steps allow leadership to see what is working and adjust what is not.
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