STATISTICS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Take a good look around you. Today's employees are working longer hours and more intensely than ever, while their mental and physical health are taking a back seat. Many of your employees are struggling daily with stress, disease, excess weight and even depression. These risk factors lower employee morale and production and may even threaten the financial success of your company. So what can you do to make a difference? You have the power to provide your employees with the education and tools they need to reduce their stress, lose excess weight and improve their health, energy and self-esteem. Imagine a work place with less stress and happier and healthier employees. Imagine a work environment that produces more in less time. So why invest in your employee's health? The future of your company and its people depends on it.

How is your employees' health affecting your company?

  • 80% of workers feel stress on the job, nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress and 42% say their co-workers need such help A
  • An estimated one million workers are absent every day due to stress B
  • Unanticipated absenteeism is estimated to cost $602 per worker per year and the price tag for large companies could approach 3.5 million dollars annually C
  • $300 billion or $7,500 per employee is spent annually in the U.S. on stress-related compensation claims, reduced productivity, absenteeism, health insurance costs, direct medical expenses and employee turn over D
  • Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 6.1% in 2007 E
  • Medical costs for obese employees are 7 times higher than for non-obese employees F
  • Obese employees increase medical care and pharmacy costs 75% more than non-obese employees G
  • Four of the ten most costly health conditions affecting employees are related to heart disease and stroke. Employees with heart disease and heart disease risk factors cost employers thousands of dollars more than healthy employees each year through higher insurance H
  • In 2007, diabetes accounted for 15 million work days lost, 120 million work days with reduced performance, 6 million reduced productivity days for those not in the workforce, and an additional 107 million work days lost due to unemployment disability attributed to diabetes I
  • Depression is predicted to be the leading occupational disease of the 21st century, responsible for more lost work days than any other single factor J

How Can a Wellness Program Benefit Your Company?

  • Every $100 invested in employee wellness programs yield roughly $400 in savings through reduced sick days, higher productivity and decreased health costs K
  • Studies show that nationwide companies who implement a health and wellness program reduce their claims up to $250 per employee L
  • A healthy workplace environment boosts employee drive and happiness, allows your business to appeal to and retain higher quality workers and dramatically increases productivity

Let Venice Nutrition lead your team to great health to increase morale, productivity and the overall well-being of you and your employees!

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References:

  1. 2000 "Attitudes in the American Workplace VI" Gallup Poll sponsored by the Marlin Company
  2. http://www.stress.org/workplace-stress/
  3. http://www.stress.org/workplace-stress/
  4. Center for Disease Control and National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, reported by Stress Directions
  5. CBO Testimony, Peter R. Orszag, June 2007
  6. Findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation in September 2007, as reported by Tracye McDaniel of the Greater Houston Partnership for the Worksite Wellness Conference in November 2007
  7. Findings from the Duke University Medical Group, as reported by the Inside Human Resources Blog: Fat U.S. Workers Thinning Employer Wallets, September 2007
  8. Goetzel, Journal of Occupational Medicine, 1998
  9. American Diabetes Association
  10. Center for Disease Control and National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, reported by Stress Directions
  11. Towers Perrin 2007 Healthcare Cost Survey
  12. reported by Tracye McDaniel of the Greater Houston Partnership for the Worksite Wellness Conference in November 2007

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