Workplace wellness: Small companies can’t afford to be left behind

By Veronica Marsden
|CHRR, Guide to Healthy Workplace|Last Updated: 05/28/2002

High-performing companies require staff who operate at peak performance levels as much as possible.

Business leaders are learning that wellness strategies offer competitive advantages that are essential for successfully competing in the global economy. They go beyond simple cost containment through controlling the rising costs of ill health and absenteeism.

Whether an organization is large or small, keeping employees functioning well is like keeping a vehicle tuned up. When employees are supported in a healthy environment they are more productive and they stay longer. Costs that commonly occur when employees cannot balance their work and other priorities are also reduced.