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Health and Wellness Offerings a Top Consideration for Job Seekers

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Workers are looking to their employers for some help in meeting their health and wellness goals, according to research from staffing firm OfficeTeam.

73% of professionals surveyed said a company’s health and wellness offerings influence their decision to work there. Employees place the greatest weight on wellness incentives that reward healthy behavior (26%) and fitness facilities or programs (23%). These are the resources most commonly offered by organizations (43% and 41%, respectively). 20% of companies don't have any health and wellness options.

Additional findings:

  • Professionals ages 18 to 34 (87%) most often said health and wellness offerings affect their decision to work for an organization, compared to those ages 35 to 54 (70%) and 55 and older (44%). 79% of male employees reported the same, versus 65% of women.
  • Larger companies (500 or more employees) are more likely to have health and wellness programs than smaller ones (20-499 employees).

“Candidates today are taking a holistic view when weighing job offers, including looking at resources that impact their overall well-being,” said Stephanie Naznitsky, executive director of OfficeTeam. “Companies that recognize employee health goes beyond standard benefits packages and offer robust wellness programs and perks are more likely to land and retain top talent.”

 

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