HEALTH AND WELLNESS TRENDS IN THE US CORPORATE WORKPLACE

| February 22, 2017

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Encouraging for those who made New Years’ Resolutions to get healthier and perform better at work, our research has found that when a company focuses on employee health and wellness, workers report increases in engagement, retention rates increase, and absenteeism declines. Thanks to advancements in collaboration tools, such as social networking and mobile technologies, today’s employees are hyper-connected. This connectivity allows productivity to continue when team members are away from the office, but the potential negative health effects of being plugged in should not be dismissed. This workforce is also working hard, whilst workers’ lives are becoming a balancing act. These modern-day realities, along with the growing demands of most jobs, are chronic sources of stress for workers, and may lead to serious health implications.

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