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Teresa Novellino - February 2016
A new report from the Global Wellness Institute found "unwellness" at work costs the U.S. economy $2.2 trillion annually. Senior research fellow, Ophelia Yeung, states "a lot of us face wellness challenges where we work and it's not getting any better." Disengaged workers cost businesses $550 billion in lost productivity, workers with chronic disease cost companies $1.1 billion. The rest stems from $250 bullion in work-related injuries and illness, and $300 billion in work-related stress.
Only one in three workers feels their company cares for them, and those that do feel as if their companies care about them are more likely to enjoy their work with 66% of those who worked for companies they felt "cared" reporting that they find their wokr to be interesting. Of those at "non-caring" companies, 84% reported their mental health was affected, 75% said their happiness was affected, 68% cited physical health issues and 52% said their family life was affected.
"We all want to come to work in a place that we feel good about " VP of Global Wellness Institute, Denise Esakoff notes.
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