If you have a corporate wellness department, whether internal or outsourced, you have people who are charged with keeping employees feeling fit, healthy, and happy. They coordinate different events and encourage employees to take advantage of fitness memberships and other programs. Even without this kind of staff onboard, you can designate someone within your management or HR team to promote corporate wellness. And it might be as simple as promoting wellness competitions among employees using their fitness tracking devices. The primary benefit of having corporate wellness is that employees will be part of a culture that values fitness, but their participation will also benefit them by improving their quality of life.
One of the arguments for corporate wellness is that the big brands do it, including Fitbit, which partners with companies such as Apple, Google, McKesson, and Redbox. Owners of small and medium companies would argue that these companies can afford it, but using, for example, platforms such as inKin, is far less costly and can even be free. Employees need to make a small investment in their device or use one of the mobile apps to track their activity. Alternatively, employers can purchase a device for each member of their team and write the expense off. Measuring success is also important, so many companies invest in before and after physical exams to evaluate their staff's progress. Another vital part would be planning employees' meals with a nutritionist.
Some organizations stand out as employing professionals who work in occupations considered at high risk for workplace injuries and illnesses. These workers have higher rates of absence and are more likely to get hurt. For example, for workers in the category of natural resources, construction, and maintenance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found the following: The incidence rate for injuries and illnesses involving days away from work—the number of such incidents per 10,000 full-time workers—was 191.6 in the NRCM occupations in 2014, compared with 107.1 for all occupations.
It's a no-brainer that having a corporate wellness program is good for productivity. What's more, fit employees have a better chance of recovering from a workplace injury or illness compared to employees who aren't as fit. Construction companies come in different sizes, for example, but they're staffed by people who perform many physical tasks. They are examples of organizations that could easily implement a corporate fitness challenge. While companies must consider the costs of different wellness solutions, using software to get employees to compete against each other is free or inexpensive.
Once your organization motivates workers to complete a fitness challenge (which could be free), it's easy to assess the level of participation. Right away, you should begin planning more challenges and special events, even if they will be optional for employees and their relatives and friends to attend. It is also recommended to have an HR professional explore the possibilities of adding other corporate wellness benefits to your program. Adding a focus on wellness to your workplace culture helps employees feel better, typically because they are getting more regular exercise and they are eating better. When employees feel well, they tend to perform better. They tend to miss fewer days of work, and they give their organization a higher return on their financial investment (in terms of wages and benefits).
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We have worked and continue working really hard to create inKin Social Fitness Platform. Our mission is to provide you with the best service that helps you accumulate and track your fitness and health data and, hence, take care of your most crucial asset - your health and wellbeing. All your data is displayed on the platform for your convenience and to help you get more active on a daily basis.
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Effective Date: July 7, 2017