By Rod Reasen
A recent Gallup study showed that only 22% of employees are engaged and thriving. In addition, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that employees who scored low on “life satisfaction” stayed home from work 1.25 more days per month than their happier counterparts, adding up to about 15 additional days off per year. This begs the question: What are organizations losing as a result?
When it comes to engaging employees, employers and managers might be quick to believe adding a ping pong table to the break room or a happy hour on Thursdays will boost morale. However, encouraging positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle amongst the workplace doesn’t start with refreshments – it starts with Health Intelligence.
For too long, employers have been arbitrarily selecting wellness programs, unsure of their success. The availability of data combined with a powerful Health Intelligence platform changes this paradigm. Employers can now fully understand the health problems and actionable opportunities in their organization making way for proper decisions about the vendors they choose. By utilizing real-time data, machine learning and modern predictive methodologies, employers can make the right choice for their wellness programs, empowering them to improve their population’s health and effectively track impact.[Read more…] about Three Ways Health Intelligence Can Direct Well-Being Decision Making