Workers are looking to their employers for some help in meeting their health and wellness goals, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests. A whopping 73% of professionals surveyed said a company’s health and wellness offerings influence their decision to work there. Employees place the greatest weight on wellness incentives that reward healthy behavior (26%) and fitness facilities or programs (23%). Fortunately, these are the resources most commonly offered by organizations (43% and 41%, respectively). But 20% of companies don’t have any health and wellness options. Additional findings:
- Professionals ages 18 to 34 (87%) most often said health and wellness offerings impact their decision to work at an organization, compared to those ages 35 to 54 (70%) and 55 and older (44%). Seventy-nine% of male employees reported the same, versus 65% of women.
- Larger companies (500 or more employees) are more likely to have health and wellness programs than smaller ones (20-499 employees).