Managers play a key role in making a workplace wellness program a success. Managers need to help to motivate staff by setting a good example, providing the tools that staff members need to keep themselves on the right track, communicating your organization’s wellness messages, and helping to educate staff on the latest wellness techniques. This online wellness course for managers will empower key staff on how to embrace a wellness program and show the critical role managers play in the success of the program and the consequent health and wellness of all employees. The benefits to you, the employer, are numerous, from lower healthcare costs to increased employee productivity.
Why “A Manager’s Role in Wellness” Matters:
Successful workplace wellness programs all have common elements, and among the most important are leadership and commitment from the top and on down through management.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 75% of employers’ healthcare costs and productivity losses are related to employee lifestyle choices.
A $1 investment in wellness programs saves $3 in healthcare costs, according to the Wellness Council of America.
The worksite is the ideal place for health and wellness programs. Employees spend more than half of their waking hours at work.
Analysis of over 30 corporate wellness programs revealed that claims costs were reduced by over 20%, physician visits declined by over 16%, hospital admissions declined by over 62%, disability costs were reduced by nearly 35%, and incidence of injury declined by almost 25%.
This training session will help managers understand their role in your workplace wellness program. By the time this course is over, trainees should be able to understand:
- What wellness is;
- A manager’s role in wellness;
- Your employees’ role in wellness; and
- What managers can do to make your workplace wellness program succeed.