Workplace Wellness Programs

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Employer promotions and programs aimed at supporting healthy behavior and improving health outcomes among employees are a $6 billion industry in the United States. However, RAND research has shown that these programs have little effect on health care costs. RAND experts have also looked at the effectiveness of employee incentives, and how small to medium employers can implement a successful program.

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    Are Incentives to Join Workplace Wellness Programs Effective?

    May 11, 2015

    About four-fifths of U.S. employers with more than 1,000 employees offer workplace health and wellness programs, but employee participation is limited. Employers are experimenting with controversial incentives to encourage participation.

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    How Businesses Can Take the Lead in Getting People to Sleep More

    Dec 20, 2016

    Insufficient sleep is linked to lower productivity, which results in working days being lost each year. With a few simple measures, employers could help improve the health and well-being of staff, improve their bottom lines, and contribute to a growing economy.

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