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Healthy Employees are Happier Employees

It’s important to stay healthy, right? Eating right and exercising can prolong our life and make us feel better overall; but did you know the healthy employees are happier employees?

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Many companies are recognizing this fact. They are making it easier for employees to take a day off for doctor’s visit and even care for a friend who might be ill. A great example of this can be found at the Vermont Energy Investment Corp (VEIC). They have created a culture in which its “employees can take a sick day without guilt or fear of termination.” In an article the company explains they were founded on the principle that “good employees drive great results. To its founders, that meant fostering a balance between life and work for all of their employees. VEIC employees can count on a number of supports to deal with the health emergencies that are an inevitable part of life.”

A Healthy Balance

A healthy balance of work and personal life can also lead to a healthier employee. Inc.com states the first place to start when it comes to work life balance is by offering employees the chance to work flexible hours that meet their personal needs. This boosts morale since employees can schedule their work hours around their personal lives.

Reduce Stress

And did you know approximately one-third of workers report high levels of stress? While this can reduce productivity and increase employee turnover, stress is an extremely costly concern for business owners. It’s been found that “healthcare expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress.” Furthermore, “insurance claims for stress related industrial accidents cost nearly twice as much as non-stress related industrial accidents.”

What else makes a healthy employee? One who eats and drinks right. Fontis Water can help employers keep their staff healthy by offering their employees the healthy choice of water. Our water is pure, natural mountain spring water sourced from our family-owned, deep rock spring nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. To learn more about Fontis Water call us today at 678-494-1981.