Workplace wellness is any program that aims to improve the health of your employees and their families while reducing your health-related costs as an employer. Many companies implement comprehensive wellness programs that focus on preventative health and lifestyle modification. This means encouraging employees to focus on key health behaviors such as increasing physical activity, improving eating habits, reducing stress, and ceasing tobacco use.
The rationale behind wellness programs is that encouraging healthy habits now can prevent or lower the risk of serious health conditions later. Similarly, adopting these same habits can help those with an existing health condition manage it.
Here at Leland we care about the health of our team members. We started a fitness group known as the “Leland Bod Squad” that is open to all employees and meets twice a week under the supervision of a licensed personal trainer.
Our “bistro” is an on-site lunch room complete with two fridge/freezer combos, two microwaves, two dishwashers, a toaster oven, and every necessary utensil for our team to bring and prepare healthy meal options at work.
We also take an interest in maintaining the physical health of our employees by offering free on-site flu shots and mammograms annually.
Leland Management makes significant investments in our wellness program to show our employees that we value their health. This has proven to be beneficial for our team as well as our company. Wellness programs have been linked to greater productivity, less absenteeism, and a reduction of long-term health care costs.