If you have looked at a job opening for a corporation within the last few years, you may have noticed that many will offer benefits to potential recruits that go beyond medical insurance. Some of the perks that companies are offering to employees nowadays include gym memberships, catered lunches, technology stipends, and more. More notably, companies are beginning to offer wellness programs in an effort to not only recruit talent, but to retain current employees as well.
While wellness programs are an initial overhead cost, benefits include less sick days taken, increased productivity, and the retention of staff. Sustainability Director, Sara Hickman, discusses sustainability and how it relates to employee health and wellness in this episode of Retail Redefined. She goes into detail about RDC's wellness program and other forms of comfort utilized to ensure employees can minimize burnout and maximize productivity.