Quick Stats on Why Your Company Needs a Wellness Program

July 23, 2019 Julia Daihl


Wellness programs are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace, and for good reason! Corporate wellness programs focus on a holistic view of employees’ well-being. These programs encourage mental health, fitness, and overall healthy workplace habits. The benefits of corporate wellness programs often include less sick time amongst employees, higher engagement, and an increase in employee happiness.

We’ve gathered the top ten statistics on corporate wellness to help illustrate the importance of including a wellness program into your company plan (in case you weren’t already convinced).


Workplace Wellness Program Statistics




  • 60% of surveyed employers reported that implemented workplace wellness programs reduced their organization’s healthcare costs. – SFM

  • 91% of workers at companies that support well-being efforts say they feel motivated to do their best. – Rise People

  • Findings in one study show that employees who moderately exercise miss 18% fewer workdays, and avid exercisers miss 32% fewer workdays. - Nolo

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that the majority (54.9%) of employees think employers should put in more of an effort to improve employee health. - SnackNation

  • 44% of employees feel burnout at work. - Forbes

  • Engaged employees with a high well-being are 59% less likely to look for a job with a different organization in the next 12 months. - Gallup

  • 85% of companies with a wellness program reported that it had a high impact on their employee engagement, recruitment, and retention. – HR Dive

  • In a review conducted by Community Preventive Services Task Force, it was concluded that every dollar invested in health-focused programs, between $1.40 and $4.60 was recouped from avoided medical costs and productivity losses. - SnackNation

  • 87% of potential employees, when choosing an employer, consider the company health and wellness offerings. - Medium

  • It’s estimated that stress costs companies in U.S. $300 billion annually in the form of lost productivity, turnover, medical expenses, and absenteeism. – ITA Group


As studies show, workplace wellness programs are positive for both the employees and employers. Find more inspiration and ideas to make your corporate cultures a positive one by following our blog.


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