The global workplace wellness market has rebounded post-Pandemic. According to a recent industry report by McKinsey, the market is now worth around $1.5 trillion and is increasing annually by 5-10%. The scale of the opportunity has attracted many new players to the US wellness space, as described by the US Chamber of Commerce: For brokers and HR professionals alike, sifting through the multitude of wellness products and services in a crowded market is a daunting task. The Outcomes Report, published by Wellness Coaches, addresses this issue: The report boldly makes the case that workplace wellness service providers should be more accountable to their clients and be transparent about their wellness outcomes data.
Outcomes Data: The Unvarnished Truth
The Outcomes Report represents outcomes data extrapolated from 6,700,000 onsite coaching interactions and synthesizes best practices drawn from the company’s 15+ years of experience providing wellness workplace programs throughout the US. This ambitious report reflects the aggregate outcomes of Wellness Coaches’ onsite coaching model for every employee working at every customer location ever serviced by Wellness Coaches.
Four Key Workplace Wellness Metrics
The Outcomes Report identifies four key metrics that characterize an impactful workplace wellness program.
- Employee engagement. This is a prerequisite, and Wellness Coaches is committed to consistently engaging 80-90% of a client’s employee population. On average, 86% of employees interacted with Wellness Coaches when the company was engaged to provide a workplace wellness program.
- Frequency of interactions. This metric counts. Based on Wellness Coaches’ experience coaching 342,000 employees, The Outcomes Report demonstrates that the more coaching sessions an employee receives, the greater the improvement to their risk profile.
- Reduced employee population risk. By engaging often with employees, experienced coaches can move the needle and dramatically impact risk factors such as stress, poor exercise levels, obesity, and high blood pressure. The Outcomes Report confirms that Wellness Coaches slashed the number of employees battling high blood pressure from an average of 29% of the employee population to just 7%. Additionally, coaching sessions delivered by Wellness Coaches had a major impact on the employee population suffering from high stress. Seventy-one percent of the employee population were assessed as being at risk from high stress compared with 39% after onsite coaching by Wellness Coaches.
- Reduced risks, lowered costs. Costs will follow risk reduction: By combining high engagement levels with frequent coaching sessions, Wellness Coaches’ research conclusively shows that medical and RX claims are reduced significantly for coached employees over those who receive no coaching ($782 per employee with coaching versus $1,148 with no coaching)
The Numbers Speak for Themselves
As the largest national provider of onsite wellness coaches, Wellness Coaches has performed 2.1m Biometric Tests, 890,000 Injury Prevention Coaching Sessions, 110,000 Remote Coaching Sessions, and 203,000 Family Coaching Sessions. Our Wellness Coaches are credentialed and experienced, averaging at least eight years in the field.