Team of employees enjoying their work together. Courtesy photo
BY LES SIMPSON
WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
With employment rates at all-time highs in Colorado, it is more important than ever to retain your employees. The text book definition of a “key employee” is an employee with a major ownership and/or decision-making role in the business, usually highly compensated, and receives special benefits as an incentive to both join the company and stay with the company.
I believe every employee is a key employee. It is expensive to recruit and train new hires no matter what the job description is; therefore, it is much more cost effective to retain employees. Statistics show that caring for employees can actually be a higher motivator than increased pay from a retention perspective.
An employee’s health and wellness is one of the biggest factors in the workplace. Healthy employees are more productive, motivated and happier. They have more energy which allows them to stay more focused at work. A healthy employee also tends to have a higher level of self-confidence and inspires confidence in others around them.
Many employers today are searching for wellness programs. Quite honestly, since employees come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and are at very different fitness levels, it is difficult to find a “one size fits all” program. Motivating employees to change their diet or go to the gym has only been mildly successful.
New technologies for wellness are constantly being developed. These technologies are game changers in producing better health without having to keep a person motivated to get results. Just imagine offering those important employees the ability to maximize body and brain function without them having to work for it, allowing the body and brain to operate the way they were designed to operate.
The next article will discuss our first technology in this process; help your employees find out if their medications are making them sick.
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