MYTH: Only big companies see results… FACT: Cost-benefits studies with the strongest research design and greatest number of participants have typically centered on large companies like Johnson & Johnson, Citibank and Procter & Gamble. There is evidence, however, that small businesses can achieve comparable results with as few as five employees actively engaged in a well-managed program.
MYTH: Corporate wellness programs are costly and difficult to run… FACT: Wellness programs can take the form of simple educational tools, such as posting a wellness bulletin board, or a short physical activity break built into the workday. Small, uncomplicated steps are often the best way to begin building a company culture of health and wellness and to gain momentum.
MYTH: Virtually all employees have to participate for a company to see a return on investment… FACT: Widespread employee participation certainly boosts a company’s rate of return, but significant gains can also be made on an individual level. Preventing just one medical event, such as a heart attack or stroke, in your company’s work force could potentially offset the costs of providing an employee wellness benefit