Wellness Programs Increase Employee Loyalty; Stress Management Programs Most Desired
This release shares the results of a poll asking workers whether employer-sponsored wellness programs make them more loyal. Workers also tell what types of programs they desire most.
Shelton, CT (PRWEB) October 15, 2008
Sixty-five percent of workers say that their loyalty to employers would be improved or significantly improved by having a wellness program available to them, according to a new poll by longtime work/life leader LifeCare® (http://www. lifecare. com), Inc. Thirty-five percent said that a wellness program would have no effect on their loyalty.
The poll also asked participants to identify the issue they most wanted wellness programs to address. Their responses were:
Stress management – 33% Diet and nutrition – 23% Exercise and fitness – 20% Brain health – 12% Tobacco cessation – 4% Other – 8%
"Other" responses included: finances, depression, arthritis and special needs children.
The poll was conducted throughout the month of September on LifeCare's private web site, where employees of LifeCare's 1,500 client organizations were invited to respond.
Each month, LifeCare posts a poll on its private web site, asking individuals to share their thoughts and opinions on the latest issues and work/life trends (http://www. lifecare. com/news/index. html). Past polls have addressed topics such as productivity, work/life balance, healthy aging, flexible work arrangements, and child and elder care needs.
About LifeCare®, Inc.
LifeCare offers cost-saving benefits that help clients reduce their most pervasive absenteeism and productivity drains, including child and elder care, caregiving support, health and wellness issues, and more. For more than two decades, LifeCare has led the work/life industry in the creation of high-quality, results-oriented programs designed to improve clients' bottom line. LifeCare serves 1,500 client companies with 4.5 million individuals within corporations, health plans, government agencies and unions. For more information, visit www. lifecare. com.
Notes to Editors
LifeCare's CEO, Peter G. Burki, is available for interview.
Media contact: Michael Civiello; 203-291-4170
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