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SHRM: HR Takes a Holistic Approach to Designing Employee Wellness Programs

SHRM just published a new article, Employers Take Wellness to a Higher Level that reported on the expanding mission of HR, and how companies are taking their responsibility for employee wellness further than ever before.

Wellness programs have been a part of HR’s mission since the 1970s. Today, these programs are popular and growing: More than 9 in 10 organizations surveyed by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) offer at least one kind of wellness benefit. More than 3 in 5 have wellness budgets, with more than half expecting those budgets to increase in the next two years, the IFEBP report found.

However, as Chris Ryan, Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services at ADP states in this comprehensive piece, employers must be cognizant of the various needs of employees at different life stages. While there are now more single employees than married ones in the workforce, Ryan said unmarried workers also have obligations that warrant paid time off and flexibility.

To learn more about this holistic approach to designing employee wellness programs, read the full article here.

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