While the goal of on-site healthcare options is to provide additional benefits for employee health, its benefits go much deeper than that. Providing this extra benefit to employees can not only increase profits and decrease employer healthcare costs, but improve morale and employee engagement. Better employee engagement leads to a happier, healthier workforce, and in turn better employee performance and retention.
According to a recent Optum study, employees feel more pride in their place of employment when they partake in health and wellness programs provided by their employer. But employee engagement is more important than just pride. Unengaged employees can cost U.S. companies upwards of $500 billion per year in lost productivity, so finding opportunities to provide additional incentives to employees to spark that engagement and productivity is key.
Through WorkSiteRight’s 69% employee participation rate, not only do employees go home at the end of the day feeling better than when they arrived, but providing them with this convenient, accessible on-site care option shows that their employer supports and encourages healthy decisions and participation in wellness programs. This increases employee morale and loyalty and promotes prevention, early intervention, and overall health and well-being.
The inclusion of on-site clinics as a health benefit offering is becoming increasingly popular, further showing the rise of the importance companies place on the overall health of their employees. When the benefit goes both ways — for both the employer and the employees — everyone wins. Improving productivity and engagement, decreasing physical distractions from minor aches and pains to chronic pain, all while decreasing healthcare costs for both employees and employers and increasing employee retention.