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2015 Workplace Wellness Trends Survey Released

Posted, by Deborah Merkin
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Workplace wellness trends have been a hot topic over the last few months.  Recently, the 
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, released
Workplace Wellness Trends: 2015, an in depth survey conducted last October which uncovered the most prevalent types of initiatives, wellness offerings and trends, wellness outcomes and ROI, as well as incentives and strategies.  78% of the survey findings were from US organizations while 22% were from Canadian organizations.  The glaring difference between the US and Canada was the focus on the healthcare system.  The Affordable Care Act's influence has most US organizations focusing more on controlling health-related costs while Canadian organizations were more likely to focus on investing in employee health and engagement. Here are some other notable survey findings:

  • 81.6% of organizations offer one or more wellness initiatives.
  • 58.6% offer wellness to increase employee health and engagement, while 41.4% primarily aim to reduce health-related costs.
  • 36% of organizations survey their employees about desired wellness programs and changes.
  • 7 years is the average amount of time organizations have had their wellness efforts in place.
  • 54.7% of organizations have budgets devoted to wellness and 62.1% expect their budgets to increase in the next two years.
  • Lack of time, dispersed worker populations and difficulty keeping momentum going are the top three barriers organizations have encountered when incorporating wellness initiatives.

Check out the infographic below to see more details about workplace incentives.
Workplace Wellness Trends   Check out the full Workplace Wellness Trends survey

Topics: Workplace Health & Wellness, Employee Engagement, Employee Incentives & Rewards

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