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Most US workers say wellness programs are a consideration in choosing a job

January 09, 2019 / Valerie Bolden-Barrett

A majority of U.S. workers (73%) said health and wellness programs are a consideration in deciding whether to work for a company, according to a new OfficeTeam survey. Among the 1,000 workers polled, 26% favored incentives that reward healthy behavior, while 22% said the same of programs with fitness facilities (23%), two resources commonly found in organizational offerings, per a separate OfficeTeam survey. One-fifth of companies don't offer health and wellness programs, according to OfficeTeam. Worker respondents cited healthy food choices, ergonomic equipment and assessments, stress management and onsite health screenings and vaccinations as other in-demand offerings.