A New Spin on Workplace Wellness

Employee wellness programs are all the rage today — after all, the benefits can be enormous. In 2010, the Harvard Business Review reported that Johnson Johnson’s wellness program saved them an estimated $250 million in health care costs over the course of a decade and after six years, the return on investment was apparently $2.71 for every $1 spent.

So how should one go about developing a successful workplace wellness program?

In his book Costing Human Resources, Dr. Wayne Cascio, professor of management and author/editor of 28 management books, suggests that workplace wellness programs should do the following:

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Jamie Gruman
Dr. Jamie Gruman is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour. He has taught in the undergraduate program, MA Leadership Program, MBA program, and PhD program in Management at the University of Guelph. Dr. Gruman is the Founding Chair of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. Dr. Gruman has consulted and delivered seminars for Fortune 500 corporations, public and not-for-profit agencies.