Employee engagement has been a primary goal of many companies recently. With engagement as a goal, offering a corporate wellness program is considered a top tactic behind increasing engagement. Why? Well, wellness has become a critical business strategy since growing from simply having a few disjointed activities to a comprehensive, all-inclusive package. According to a 2017 Virgin Pulse survey, 42% of respondent companies say a healthy workforce drives employee engagement. Organizations with robust programming focused on total well-being are even seen as employers of choice and having programming as part of a benefits package can positively affect attraction, recruitment and retention efforts.
In today’s tumultuous health insurance arena, it’s no surprise over 73% of company’s reported managing health care costs as one of their top three employee benefits challenges. Employers are caught amongst the ever-evolving compliance changes and rising costs of health care along with the expectations of employees for competitive, quality benefits.
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