The Corporate Wellness Solution: 6 Criteria to Decide

Igor Klibanov
9 min readAug 12, 2023

Lots of forward-thinking companies are looking for a good corporate wellness solution, and for good reason. They understand that corporate wellness programs can:

  • Boost productivity: healthier, fitter staff members work harder
  • Retain top talent: if one company provides wellness services for their staff, and a different company doesn’t, that can keep a staff member on board, even when they get scouted by a potentially higher-paying employer. Retaining talent is much cheaper, and less time-consuming than finding and training new talent.
  • Attract top talent: for health-conscious staff members, the prospect of improving their health may attract them to your company
  • Less absenteeism: healthier, fitter employees take fewer sick days, because they’re sick less
  • Better mental health: exercise is proven to reduce anxiety and depression. Plus, it helps with stress management

…and more.

Original source: here.

So it benefits everyone — the staff get healthier and fitter. The company spends money on corporate wellness, but they save it in many other ways with a great ROI. The HR manager or executive who brings a corporate wellness solution to their company looks like a hero. Win-win-win all around.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • What is corporate wellness?
  • 6 different criteria for corporate wellness solutions
  • The various different types of wellness programs

But before we jump into it, who am I? My name is Igor. I’m the author of the book The Fit Executive. As well, I’ve delivered workplace wellness services (including about 400 presentations) to some of the world’s largest corporations, including:

  • American Express
  • IBM
  • Qualcomm
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Questrade
  • Suzuki
  • Stantec

…and others.

If you’d like to chat about your company’s wellness needs (no sales pitch), just fill out the application form on my website.

WHAT IS CORPORATE WELLNESS?

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Igor Klibanov

Igor Klibanov is the author 7 books on exercise and nutrition, including 2 bestsellers. Read more of his articles at http://www.FitnessSolutionsPlus.ca/blog