EU Workplace Wellness Programmes Fell Short of Expectations

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The first attempts to introduce the schemes aimed at improving the working conditions of employees in Europe did not lead to the expected high results. Experts summed up that employers should ‘temper expectations for obtaining a high return on investment in this project in the short term.’

For the first time, specialists under the guidance of Harvard Medical School conducted a comprehensive study of the programmes offered to employees by the companies.

These programmes are aimed at maintaining the health and shape of employees as well as at increasing their productivity. However, according to research results, they didn’t reduce sick days, staff turnover or improve job performance.