The Healthiest Employer of Iowa Award recognizes organizations that proactively improve the health of their employees. This award program evaluates employers of all sizes, industries and stages of their corporate wellness program. As a member of the WellWorks! Wellness Committee, I was honored to discover that Strategic America had been selected as a finalist in the Small Business, Central Region category for this award.
Most people understand the benefits of choosing a healthy lifestyle, but the correlation between wellness and work performance may be overlooked. The Wellness Council of America says that 70% of workers cite job stress as a cause for frequent health problems. What’s more, a growing collection of research shows that healthier individuals take less leave due to illness, use their health care benefits less, and report higher levels of productivity, engagement and morale.