What a School Employee Wellness Program Can Do
School employee wellness programs can reduce employee health risk behaviors, absenteeism, and escalating costs of health care, as well as identify and correct conditions in the workplace that threaten employee health, reduce their levels of productivity, and impede student success. Healthy employees also become positive role models for their students.
Research has confirmed that school employees who participate in wellness programs are absent from work less, increase their productivity, have lower health care and insurance costs, and have fewer work-related injuries with associated worker compensation and disability claims. School districts that implement employee wellness programs are able to improve morale and retention of current employees as well as recruit prospective employees more easily.
Worksites also benefit financially from employee wellness programs...
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