The New York Times wrote an article on October 5, 1986 on Whats New In ?Wellness Programs.??
Here are a few quotes from the article:
?Their offerings range from the cheap and simple, like free raisins for morning snacks and scales in the bathrooms, to the expensive and technological, like corporate gymnasiums and computerized health-risk analyses.?
??fitness programs can be a recruitment tool, in that workers may prefer a place with an on-site gym or the like. That workers like them bears no argument: According to D.W. Edington, director of the Fitness Research Center at the University of Michigan, voluntary wellness programs have a 25 percent employee participation rate.?
?Wellness programs can even enhance internal communications. ”If not for our fitness center, many people would only know each other by talking on the telephone,” said Budd Coates, corporate fitness administrator for Rodale Press Inc. in Emmaus, Pa.?
?Studies indicate that about half of worksites with more than 50 employees offer some form of wellness program.?
Although the information is directly related to success stories in the United States I would suspect that the information also has merit in Canada.? Just recently, I?ve seen job titles such as Wellness Coordinators and Director of Employee Experience.? The trend continues.
I guess the real question is:
How involved is your company in a wellness program?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Trish Tonaj @ Phaze2inc.