A study by the RAND Corporation found that employers experienced a 150% ROI when implementing overall wellness programs. The same study found a 380% ROI for chronic disease prevention such as diabetes, smoking cessation, and obesity. These programs are also linked to company value appreciation rates of 235% (as compared to those companies without programs at 159%) over six years. This suggests that a long-term commitment to the health of employees is crucial to building a successful business.
Other research has shown that even though all employees can find benefits in stress reduction and boosting overall good health, those with the highest risk factors for disease and chronic illness reap the most benefits. Not only do these employees receive immediate benefit as they learn more about their conditions and how to manage them, but they also implement life-long changes that can help prevent further illness.
Finally, workplace wellness programs have the ability to significantly reduce absenteeism, both short- and long-term. A reduction in stress, plus well-controlled chronic illness and better overall health, contribute to employees who are healthier and happier at work.