Have you ever had an employee take an unscheduled absence from work? Being a small or medium sized business, this may have created some havoc for you in finding coverage, keeping operations running smoothly and servicing clients optimally. Absenteeism includes the physical and/or mental absence of an employee. If employees are ill or distracted and still physically at work, they might not be producing as expected.
Our Wellness programs are customized for each client. Once the true reasons are discovered of why employees are absent, an effective program is created. Some examples of a program with an example of statistical findings include:
- Weight Loss and Muscles Strengthening (low back issues)
- Flu shots (sick with the flu)
- Wellness and Fitness program (high disability days used)
- Offering fruit / vegetables or healthier vending options (a lot of colds, high cholesterol/ blood pressure)
- Offering a designated nursing area for new mothers (many pregnancies)
- Pre-work stretching routine (on the job injuries)
Keys to Success
VRC has a unique and effective approach in communicating and informing employees of the wellness program, getting a high participation rate in the program, and implementing the program seamlessly.
Employees that have taken more than an average number of sick days must attend a meeting (excludes one who has a disability, chronic condition or one time extended absence such as for an injury or surgery). During these meetings we:
- Support employees engaging in open dialogue of how we can be of assistance in improving attendance
- Discuss Wellness strategies
- Employee and family counseling
- Influenza immunization
- Advice on nutrition
- Exercise and child or elder care.
We provide resources for each situation assisting employees to overcome obstacles. Subsequent meetings are held every three months If the employee continues to maintain a higher than average sick rate.
One of our wellness partners is D’Fine