Leading employers are changing their focus from offering benefits and programs centered on improving employees' physical health to deploying holistic well-being strategies that enhance various facets of employees' lives. This shift is taking place as evidence mounts that physical health is only one of a number of factors contributing to outcomes valued by employers. These outcomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Improved health;
  • Greater productivity;
  • Higher performance;
  • Decreased health care costs; and
  • A lower turnover rate.

A full summary of the value proposition for developing a well-being strategy can be found in the issue brief, Seeing the Bigger Picture: Beyond Wellness to Well-being. To learn more about the drivers of well-being that are within the control of the large employer, please use the links below.

As employers broaden their focus from wellness to well-being, two other important changes are occurring. These include a shift in focus from ROI to business performance, and a shift in well-being as an integral part of an employer's health care strategy to well-being as part of their workforce strategy. For an overview of these changes, see Well-being at Work: The Road Ahead





Employers can leverage the research on the aforementioned factors in order to implement or elevate benefits, programs and policies that seek to improve employees' lives.

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