Think piece: Advancing employee health from well-being to Well-doing℠
An aging workforce presents a bottom-line concern for employers both in cost of care and less productive time on the job. As employees grow older, the segment of those with chronic conditions—including depression, anxiety and diabetes—tends to expand.
Tanja Madsen, director of product management at HealthFitness, states that the graying workforce is an opportunity: Longer life spans could translate into more years to tap into employee experience, knowledge and leadership. As a result, with an aging work-force, employers who support and enhance worker health and total well-being turn a potential threat (a higher chronic disease cost burden) into an opportunity.
In a new Think piece “Advancing employee health from well-being to Well-doing℠,” Tanja explains how today’s employers recognize the diversity of today’s workplace and are addressing the variety of factors that influence health and productivity.
Learn how employers can help employees make the leap from well-being to Well-doing at any age.