Proposal to Implement an Employee Wellness Program at Electronics, Inc.
National American University
This paper is a proposal to implement an employee wellness program for the employees of Electronics, Inc. This proposal contains background on the need for, and benefits of, instituting an employee wellness program, the importance of employee wellness and productivity, and educational needs of employees to maintain health and wellness. Attracting and maintaining personnel is crucial to an organization’s success and with current trends in the labor market, retaining personnel and ensuring business stability is a continuous challenge that requires conscientious human resource management. A happy and healthy …show more content…
Employee wellness programs are essential to the long-term survival of all businesses because they have proven to reduce health care costs and absenteeism thus resulting in improved productivity. A well-designed, comprehensive, employee wellness program will focus on eliminating health risk factors in the workforce through prevention, awareness and education, which will result in a significant decrease in health care costs. Research has shown that some employers are putting smoking cessation and weight-loss programs on the chopping block in their efforts to slice fat from their budgets (2009). In doing so, this will result in an increase in health care costs since tobacco usage and obesity are the top two risk factors for heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. The World Health Organization states that tobacco use is the single largest cause of preventable death worldwide. Workplace wellness programs are a solution to the increasing cost of healthcare. Employers can be successful at getting