Millennials Expect Employers to Prioritize Wellness in the Workplace
Did you know that physical inactivity is comparable to smoking as a leading cause of preventable death throughout the world? Did you also know that millennials, who make up the majority of the workforce today, expect employers to prioritize wellness in the workplace?
According to a recent study, 78% of millennials see workplace quality as important when choosing an employer and 69% are even willing to trade other benefits for better workplaces. As companies are looking to attract and retain top talent, as well as increase employee productivity, wellness and quality initiatives will become increasingly more important as more and more younger generations enter the workforce.
If you’re looking for ways to provide these benefits, consider Fitwel, a research-based program aimed to provide guidelines for healthy buildings regardless of budget, size, or year built. Unlike other sustainability programs, Fitwel certification is affordable and does not come with a long list of prerequisites. A variety of different organizations are using Fitwel to promote building health, including LinkedIn, MetLife, Fannie Mae, and more.
We’re excited to announce Relocation Strategies now has a certified Fitwel Ambassador, Terin Jaggard, who can assist with scoring your building’s health as well as suggesting ways to improve. Healthy buildings can proudly display their Fitwel recognition plaques, and it can be a great way to provide benefits your workforce wants while also focusing on health and wellness.