Wellness programs have become popular with large companies, but small businesses benefit from the programs as well. Here are a few reasons why:
• Recruitment: small businesses with wellness programs in place have an easier time recruiting employees, as well as retaining them.
• Profits: small businesses take a hit when employees are not well, which is why a wellness program can positively impact their profits.
• Stress: small business employees handle more tasks and are placed under just as much, or even more stress, than employees of large companies. Wellness programs not only address physical health, but mental health as well.
• Morale: wellness programs impact employee relationships, and are proven to reduce the number of sick and personal days taken by employees. They also create a fun and positive working environment that employees enjoy.