Next up in the nursing news is a look at what nurses in the corporate workplace and wellness programs can do to impress upon employers the importance of those programs. A recent study released back in February looked at concrete employee benefits and metrics for workplace wellness programs.
The Wellness Effect
The study was called “The Wellness Effect: The Impact of Workplace Wellness Programs” looking into exactly what benefits there were, to both employees and their employers. The study stems from a survey in the Fall of 2015 that looked at over 500 employers who provided workplace wellness programs in their businesses.
The article I found talks about five concrete findings from the survey. They ranged from increased employee engagement in company goals to improvements in overall employee happiness and well-being. Because so many of these programs are overseen by nurses, or could be, I think it is important to talk about them here on the Nursing Show.
Focus on Community Wellness
The article just points out the importance of focusing on wellness in settings other than healthcare offices and facilities. It shows also how those healthcare offices and facilities could be more engaged in the community with local businesses to help support the health and wellness of the entire community.
These programs improve employee output and attendance and have a huge economic benefit to an area. If you are looking for an outreach initiative, this might be the one. Check out the article and the links there for the full study and survey results. I’ll have a link to it in the show notes for this episode over at NursingShow.com. Head over there and check it out!
Make sure you follow-up on the links for this news item and all of the other news and additional resource links from this week’s episode – Sepsis Assessment Updates for Nurses and Episode 386.