Recent Gallup polls show that workers are less engaged than ever, contributing to low morale and declining customer service. These same workers are increasingly unhealthy – they exercise less, eat poorly and are overweight. They are stressed from rising health insurance costs and costs of living, and are worried about having money to retire. The World Health Organization cites depression as the leading causes of ill health and disability.
While companies focus on physical wellness, they don’t always focus on a whole person approach – wellbeing. Providing benefits that focus on the emotional and mental aspects of behavior and stress is a way to fit all the puzzle pieces of a wellness program into a beautiful picture of wellbeing. People know what they should do, perhaps it’s time to provide them with benefits that help them be motivated internally to have the desire to implement the things they need to do to accomplish their goals and be more productive.