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Healthy Employees Healthy Business


Healthy Employees, Healthy Business: Easy, Affordable Ways to Promote Workplace Wellness, 2d edition

By Iliona Bray
2012, 389 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-41331-625-4
SHRMStore Item #: 61.16514

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As health care costs skyrocket, small business owners are increasingly concerned about the impact they're likely to have on company profits. Employee illness, chronic poor health, low job satisfaction, and high turnover lead to lower productivity and contribute heavily to lost company earnings.

Healthy Employees, Healthy Business draws on the expertise of an advisory board of doctors, lawyers, benefits specialists, workplace wellness planners, and other experts to offer business owners, managers, and HR professionals the insight needed to implement a low-cost or even free wellness program for employees.

Clear, concise and filled with success stories from other workplaces, you'll get the tools you need to start your wellness program immediately, resulting in increased productivity and potentially lower health insurance costs. Find out how to:
* evaluate and target your workplace's main health concerns
* develop fun, effective activities to improve employee health
* boost morale through mutual support and competition
* lower workplace stress
* leverage community resources for minimal financial investment

From simply changing the snacks in the vending machines to ensuring that ill employees have access to treatment, you'll get practical advice in Healthy Employees, Healthy Business that will help even the smallest business save money and enjoy a dynamic, energized, and productive workforce. Plus, you'll get the following helpful forms:
* Wellness Plan Worksheet
* Wellness Program Waiver and Release of Liability
* Successful Wellness Program Checklist
* Wellness Program Interest Survey
* Sample Wellness Program Announcement Letter
* Sample Wellness Program Newsletter Announcement
* Your Wellness Program's Baseline Data
* Treatment Center Evaluation Form
* Food and Exercise Diary.

Healthy Employees, Healthy Business, 2nd edition is a SHRM/Nolo copublication.


Chapter 1. Why You Need a Healthy Workplace
Chapter 2. Strategies for a Successful Wellness Program
Chapter 3. Making It Real: Worksite Evaluation and Program Launch
Chapter 4. Prevention and Early Detection
Chapter 5. Healthy Eating and Nutrition
Chapter 6. Fitness and Exercise
Chapter 7. Lowering Stress Levels
Chapter 8. Working without Tobacco
Chapter 9. Helping the Addicted Worker
Chapter 10. Reducing Obesity
Chapter 11. Dealing with Chronic Illnesses
Chapter 12. Choosing Health Benefits
Chapter 13. Drafting Workplace Policies That Promote Health


Ilona Bray, J.D. is an award-winning author and legal editor at Nolo.


"The single most important asset of any company is its employees. Worksite wellness programs protect and enhance that asset, and this book shows how."
-- Steven G. Aldana, Ph.D., CEO, Wellsteps

"Highly recommended . . . an excellent combination of medical and practical information."
-- Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest national health nonprofit


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