Because knowing the results of our efforts is important to you, we’ll use the indicators set during the “Identify” stage to measure change, success, and adherence. We can then adjust the strategy to ensure continued success and highlight your ROI.
Return on Investment (ROI)
First and foremost, if the success of your organization depends on people, then you automatically have a vested interest in the health and wellness of those people.
This alone should be enough motivation to invest in your most important asset.
WellBe recognizes that showing tangible results are important.
We not only look to improvements in the health of individual employees, but also improvements in sickness absence levels, medical claims, employee retention and their applicable costs.
This can equate to a 5.8x ROI
(The Almanac of Chronic Disease, 2008 Edition, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
The average corporate health benefit expenditure in 2009 was $9,660 per employee, an increase of 6% over 2008 figures. The 6% growth rate will make 2009 the fifth consecutive year of single-digit percentage increases. (Towers Perrin 2009 Health Care Cost Survey)
An estimated 145 million American adults are overweight and 74 million are obese, which puts more than a third of the working-age population at risk for chronic illnesses. The estimated cost of obesity and overweight-related health conditions is $147 billion per year. (American Heart Association)
In the U.S., experts at the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are dedicated to studying stress. They’ve found:
- Stress is linked to physical and mental health, as well as decreased willingness to take on new and creative endeavors.
- Job burnout experienced by 25% to 40% of U.S. workers is blamed on stress.
- More than ever before, employee stress is being recognized as a major drain on corporate productivity and competitiveness.
- Depression, only one type of stress reaction, is predicted to be the leading occupational disease of the 21st century, responsible for more days lost than any other single factor.
- $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 (nearly 50% higher for workers who report stress), and employee turnover. (Centers for Disease Control)
Problem sleepiness may be associated with difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, and loss of energy, fatigue, lethargy, and emotional instability. (National Institute of Health)