In part two of our three part Corporate Wellness Program blog we are recognizing 5 of the top Fortune 500 companies who have not only implemented an Employee Wellness Program but have shown positive results.

  1. Google. They are known for taking care of their employees and they have gone as far as to have onsite nurses and doctors. Their goal is offering a work/life balance.
  2. American Express. Their wellness program was implemented in hopes of educating their employees about disease and injury prevention.
  3. Johnson and Johnson. Employees showed 58% weight loss and 42% quit smoking – now those results and speak for themselves.
  4. Hewlett Packard. 54,000 employees are signed up for their wellness program already and the numbers are growing annually as the company grows.
  5. IBM.  Their main objective for starting their wellness program was also disease prevention and awareness. Like Google, they pride themselves as being a work/life balance employer as well.

In 2013, 73% of the “Top 100 Companies to Work For” provided or subsidized fitness programs for their employees. Best of all, the return-on-investment (ROI) for corporate wellness programs have been well documented over the past two decades. Corporate wellness programs have shown savings-to-cost ratios of $3+ saved for each $1 invested. Documented savings are observed in medical costs, absenteeism, worker’s compensation costs, short-term disability, and increased how productive the employee is during time on the job.

Corporate Wellness Programs not only uses targeted interventions to reduce health costs, but it is also a strategy to create a positive and energetic work environment. Corporate Wellness Programs are a worthwhile long-term strategy to improving the health and well-being of your employees. Not to mention less employee turnover.

However, you do not have to be a huge Fortune 500 Company to benefit from a Corporate Wellness Program – whether you have 5 or 50,000 employees, we can customize a plan that will meet your company needs. If you are a business owner or work for a business that you would like to see implement a wellness program, feel free to contact us at 678-417-0880 ext. 8301 /

Paula Jamieson

Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutritionist

Atlanta Personal Fitness – a Bodyrich Company


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