PatientBond can increase employee participation in workplace health screenings and wellness programs to improve key metrics associated with productivity and reduced costs.
Employee health is critical for employers trying to reign in workforce costs. For example, research by Duke University estimates that obesity among full-time employees costs U.S. employers more than $73 billion per year, while a Thomas Reuters study found that overweight/obese employees cost an average +25%, or $987, more than other employees. The Society for Human Resource Management indicates that every dollar invested in employee health intervention could potentially yield as much as $6 in healthcare savings. Unfortunately, employee participation in many wellness programs is low (12% - 20%), and while these programs should yield significant returns, they depend on the employees showing up in the first place and sustaining healthy behaviors.
PatientBond’s automated communications platform customized with psychographic messaging engages employees and motivates them to participate in workplace wellness programs. This is because PatientBond helps employees understand the personal benefits of such programs and frames the “WIIFM” (What’s In It For Me) in a way that resonates with each employee.