Our Wellness Associate and owner of Prescriptive Health Solutions, Dawn Lang, offers a case study demonstrating how a wellness program benefits both your business and your employees.
The workplace is a stressful environment for many employees. With deadlines, repetitive tasks, and pressure from managers, it’s common for the mind and body to feel overwhelmed. Given the prevalence of chronic stress and its impact on today’s workforce, offering an employee a health and wellness plan is one of the most important things you can do for the well-being of your employees and your business. This is something that WorkSmart Systems realized early on.
WorkSmart Systems Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, IRS-certified Professional Employer Organization (PEO) founded in 1998. As a leading PEO, WorkSmart serves over 400 client companies with employees in over 45 states. They deliver a full suite of HR services and expertise, the latest technology and access to employee benefit programs on a large company platform.
WorkSmart has partnered with Prescriptive Health Solutions (PHS) since 2014 providing wellness programs and services for their clients and employees including health assessments, self-directed seminars, tobacco cessation coaching, diabetes coaching, online yoga classes and more. PHS is a consulting firm that offers strategic, data-driven insights to help clients make smart health and wellness decisions to live healthier lives. PHS offers solutions that:
- Coach and support as individuals navigate complex life situations
- Educate and empower individuals to live their best life
- Manage health risks to prevent and/or better manage chronic conditions
- Encourage positive behavior change toward healthy lifestyle choices
- Create customized wellness programs to fit the unique needs of clients
WorkSmart challenges both employers and employees to think differently about wellness and what it means to them. The end goal is healthier employees, therefore both parties need to be involved to share this common vision. Through awareness, education, and action-oriented services, Prescriptive Health Solutions helps support WorkSmart’s culture of health that respects workers’ rights to make informed choices about personal health matters.
A workplace wellness program is important for the following reasons:
A higher level of awareness is essential to success
Americans are becoming more and more health conscious. Due to higher stress, longer workdays, and constant multitasking, it is more difficult to find the time to act on wellness goals.
Many chronic diseases are preventable
Chronic diseases account for 75% of total healthcare costs and are often the most preventable through lifestyle changes. Diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and obesity are impacted by poor lifestyle choices. The only way to prevent disease is with actionable steps to halt progression.
Wellness programs are a tool in combating rising healthcare costs
Healthcare costs are rising year after year. Employers, especially those at small companies, simply cannot afford to take on this burden any longer. By helping employees take care of their health, you are offering a way to potentially reduce those huge medical bills.
They enhance workforce environment and culture
Wellness is about your workforce environment and culture, and a key benefit that prospective employees look for and expect. Corporate wellness is not just one solution. It is the culmination of many solutions that work together under one strategy around corporate environment and culture. It needs support, leadership, and commitment from all stakeholders to be successful – leadership, employees, and vendor partners.
Prioritizing wellness is the key to a healthy workforce
If your employees don’t make time for their wellness, both you and they will be forced to make time for their illness.
Wellness is who you are, not just what you do. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Prescriptive Health Solutions welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your wellness objectives and provide well-advised solutions for your team. For more information, contact Dawn Lang at email@example.com.