Employees who believe they work in an organization with a strong “health culture” tend to perceive themselves as healthier and are more likely to change unhealthy behaviors than those whose health cultures seem weak, according to a new study of large employers.
The Consumer Health Mindset study—conducted for Aon Hewitt and the National Business Group on Health—found that most employees believe that workplace wellness programs help them achieve better health, make them feel better about their employers and are a good business investment.
Yet half of employees who participated in The Consumer Health Mindset study said their organizations only do a so-so job of encouraging healthy employee behaviors, and 19% said their employees have never given the staff’s health and wellness a thought.
Employees reporting those sentiments are more likely to be overweight or obese, the study found.
More than 90% of the 2,732 employees and ...(register to read more)