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How to Help Employees Keep a Common New Year’s Resolution

by Beth KohmannJanuary 13, 2015 7:00 AM

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. After a holiday season filled with cookies, candy, and booze, it’s easy to understand why.

Unfortunately, most people don’t stick to their resolutions. In fact, so many people fail at keeping them that January 17th has become known as National Ditch Your Resolution Day.

How Does This Impact Me?

It’s simple. Unhealthy employees cost more to employ. They are less productive, more likely to miss work, increase insurance premiums, and drive up workers’ compensation costs.

Two women and one man at a spinning class.

How Can I Help My Employees?

One of the best things you can do is implement a workplace health program. These programs are structured to provide the support your employees (and you) need to stay on track, including:

  • Setting realistic and specific goals
  • Creating a plan to reach those goals
  • Tracking and measuring progress
  • Building a rewards system to keep you motivated, and more.

Take a look at the following articles for more tips on ways to keep New Year’s Resolutions:

You can also share these great apps with your employees:

What Other Benefits Do Wellness Programs Offer?

Because wellness programs are linked to higher morale, they can help you reduce employee turnover and retain quality employees.

Wellness programs can also be set you apart from your competition. They can make your benefits package more attractive, which helps you recruit higher quality talent.

What Are My Next Steps?

There is no “right way” to build a wellness program. You have to create something that works for your group. Get creative and you’ll start seeing positive results sooner than you think.

And of course, if you’re not sure where to start, contact GMS at 888-823-2084 today.

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