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Thursday
Jun092016

Grow Your Corporate Wellness Programs with IHRSA’s New E-book

It’s no wonder that corporate wellness programs are becoming more prevalent—companies that implemented a wellness program saw a 38% reduction in employee absenteeism, according to the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism. 

Worldwide, employers are realizing that physical activity has a significant positive influence on employee health and well-being, and that active employees tend to be more productive, have better attendance, and incur lower healthcare costs. 

Many employers are interested in supporting physical activity and healthy habits among their workforce, but it can be time consuming to implement a successful worksite wellness program,and not all programs are effective in achieving the desired outcomes. 

Lucky for them, health clubs can help employers foster a healthier workforce. 

Clubs provide a safe, supportive environment for physical activity, with a variety of sports and fitness equipment and space, group classes, knowledgeable staff, one-on-one training, and often expertise in nutrition and health. Clubs are already offering a variety of programs and services that benefit employees, and are uniquely poised to help employers provide support for their staff in pursuit of better health and productivity.

June is National Employee Wellbeing Month, and the June edition of the “12 Months of Health Promotion” e-book provides several resources you can use to attract and retain corporate clients, including:

  • A list of fun ideas for employee wellness challenges your club can run, either in your club or at the corporate site
  • Stories to include in email newsletters, on your blog, or via social media outlets
  • An introduction to the CEO Pledge, and how to use it as a recruiting tool for corporate clients
  • A guide to building successful corporate wellness programs for club owners and operators 

“12 Months of Health Promotion” is a monthly series of e-books that will provide information, resources, and ideas to help you capitalize on the communication opportunities available to you in the U.S. and around the world. Look for a new issue at the beginning of each month.

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