Terrence Hill

From a recent WorldatWork report:

Faced with rising health-care costs and a growing concern over the health of their employees, a vast majority of multinational organizations plan to place a higher priority on workforce health initiatives and the overall well-being of their workers in the next few years, according to a survey from Towers Watson. The survey also found that wellness programs have become prevalent worldwide as more multinationals promote health and well-being.

Three out of four companies said workforce health and promoting health and well-being will be more of a priority this year and next, while 87% said it will be a higher priority over the next two to four years. To address this growing priority, nearly half of respondents (47%) plan to implement a global workforce health strategy in the next two years. Currently, less than one-third (32%) of multinationals have a global workforce health strategy in place.

I’m sure your nurses have some great ideas, but the bottom line is to encourage sedentary employees to be more active, eat a balanced diet, get regular checkups, and maximize their usage of the new provisions of modern healthcare plans.