Personal Best® Study Shows Employers Believe Wellness Programs Make Impact

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Recent study shows both employers and employees both agree that wellness initiatives make a positive impact in the workplace.

Readers said they generally feel more informed and knowledgeable about health issues...

Personal Best®, a leader in employee wellness solutions, announces the results of a survey which indicate a majority of employers believe that a health and wellness program makes for happier and healthier employees.

The May 2010 study was independently conducted by Marketry and Darden/Tatum. A variety of questions pertaining to the use of wellness materials and how the use of those materials impacts the workplace were addressed to a group of organizations from across the United States.

Results of the survey indicate that nearly half of those organizations with a budget and who consider health and wellness a priority spend more than $200 per employee, per year. However, the study did indicate that measuring return on investment (ROI) of programs is elusive for most, if not all.

Questions were also addressed to the employees of various Personal Best clients—in essence, the end user of health and wellness materials. The study showed that employees are reading educational materials from Personal Best, with about two-thirds of respondents engaged the day they receive their materials.

“We are pleased to know that educational materials from Personal Best are well received. Readers said they generally feel more informed and knowledgeable about health issues, and they said they have a better understanding of their own health situation. We also received some great suggestions for content and distribution. And the feedback related to concerns over measuring effectiveness of wellness products will allow us to begin working on solutions to help organizations meet this challenge.” said Personal Best Publisher, Bob Amato.

Personal Best is a major publisher of employee wellness informational materials covering such areas as health and wellness, safety, productivity, shift work and personal money management. Resource materials are available in various electronic and hard copy formats. The company’s TopHealth®, Personal Best Healthlines®, and Body Bulletin newsletters reach more than 1 million readers each month at nearly 10,000 organizations. Personal Best is a division of Oakstone Publishing, a medical and wellness communications company that specializes in providing educational materials and resources for healthcare professionals and those organizations interested in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices among their employees. For additional information, visit us online.

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