We might argue about the best way to get there, but certainly at this point you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in the Human Resources, Benefits, or Talent Management space that has not firmly bought in to the importance of employee wellness.
The arguments in support of the organization actively promoting more healthy behaviors in and out of the workplace are familiar and numerous – increased productivity, reduced health care costs, less absenteeism, and more. And forget about the
data – it just makes sense intuitively that when people make consistently better choices about diet, exercises, taking routine physical exams, and simply being more conscious about their health; then they will be happier, feel better, and will do better at work and in the community.
Read the whole post over at Steve Boese's HR Technology Journal (an FOT contributor blog)