Do you want to have workers who are punctual, reliable, highly productive, and energetic? Then you need to make sure your work environment is a healthy one! A truly healthy workplace is healthy in both the physical work environment (e.g., safe, no hazards, ergonomically correct) and the psychological work environment (e.g., strong work-life balance, low stress, no bullying, plenty of support).
If the work environment is unhealthy, your employees are likely to be unhealthy, too, and that’s bad for everyone. Unhealthy workers are expensive for the organization, due to higher rates of absenteeism, lowered productivity while at work, higher health insurance costs, higher workers’ compensation premiums, and potential legal costs. In fact, one study of nearly one million participants in 43 different American companies found that the average organizational loss due to employee health problems was nearly $10,000 per employee, per year! (Goetzel, Guindon, Turshen, & Ozminkowski, 2001).
So what can you do to improve the health of your workers and your bottom line? Consider a workplace wellness program! With the right wellness program, you’ll improve health, decrease absenteeism, and increase productivity. It can save money, too—recent research shows that companies that offer wellness programs are getting a return on investment of between $2 and $4 per dollar spent on wellness programs (Chapman, 2004).
HARC offers five main types of workplace wellness services, which may occur in a linear fashion (best-case scenario) or individually:
- Occupational Health Psychology Consultation
- Logic Modeling
- Needs Assessment
- Program Evaluation
What are these services?
- OHP Consultation: At your consultation, we will discuss the aspects of a healthy work environment, how it will benefit your organization, what you can do to get there, and how HARC can help.
- Logic Modeling: HARC can offer a single session or a series of logic modeling sessions to help leadership identify goals, strategies, and outcomes for the workplace wellness program, all based on what you want to accomplish.
- Needs Assessment: You need to understand the needs of your employees before you can address them. Thus, HARC can offer needs assessments for employees, which results in recommended interventions to address problem areas.
- Intervention: Once you’ve had a chance to look at the recommended interventions and prioritize them, HARC can help you design and implement the most effective workplace wellness program.
- Program Evaluation: Finally, when your workplace wellness program is in place, it’s time to find out if it produced the positive change you were striving for! Program evaluation will identify if the program met leadership’s goals, and areas for improvement. It can also help document the return on investment of this program.
- Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Workplace Wellness Pilot Study
Interested in a customized workplace wellness program at your organization? Contact us today for a FREE consultation!
In addition to providing these services, HARC strives to recognize exemplary employers in the Coachella Valley region who protect and promote the health of their workers.