Skin care professionals are in the business of wellness; but, do you embody this not only in your personal life, but also internally and externally in your business? Wellness is more than a buzzword; it’s a culture for many people and also a way to make a lasting, valuable boost to your bottom line.
The state of wellness
New research from the group The State of Worksite Wellness in American via a national survey research project named The States of Wellness proves that many businesses and corporations are making efforts to salvage their employees from burnout.
- 87% of business leaders perceive the benefits of worksite wellness.
- Employers overwhelmingly agree that worksite wellness initiatives help workers develop healthier lifestyles (96%), increase productivity (84%), lower health care costs (84%) and reduce absenteeism (78%).
- As named by employers, the top three health challenges facing employees were: obesity (52%), stress/mental health (51%) and lack of exercise/fitness (51%).
The project findings were released in December 2012 and included a nationwide online survey of human resource (HR) executives. According to Tom Mason, who oversaw the project, “Employers are realizing that wellness initiatives represent a solid business strategy with myriad benefits. It wasn’t that long ago when a business might dismiss wellness as having an unproven return-on-investment (ROI) or being beyond its administrative capacity.”