To evaluate employee well-being change and associated change in productivity, health risk including biometrics, and workplace support over 2 years after implementation of a well-being improvement strategy.
This was an employer case study evaluation of well-being, productivity (presenteeism, absenteeism, and job performance), health risk, and employer support across three employee assessment spanning 2 years. Employee well-being was compared with an independent sample of workers in the community.
Well-being and job performance increased and presenteeism and health risk decreased significantly over the 2 years. Employee well-being started lower and increased to exceed community worker averages, approaching significance. Well-being improvement was associated with higher productivity across all measures. Increases in employer support for well-being were associated with improved well-being and productivity.
This employer's well-being strategy, including a culture supporting well-being, was associated with improved health and productivity.
From the Center for Health Research, Healthways, Inc, Franklin, Tenn.
Address correspondence to: Elizabeth Y. Rula, PhD, Center for Health Research, Healthways, Inc, 701 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067 (email@example.com).
This study was funded by Healthways and all authors are employees and shareholders of this company.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.