Via Forbes
By Naz Beheshti, ForbesWomen Contributor
January 16, 2019

Healthy employees are happier and show higher rates of job satisfaction. Engaged employees show up to work with a bounce in their step and are less vulnerable to stress, a significant driver of poor health.

Healthy and engaged employees, in concert with a strong workplace culture, are the secret sauce for business success.

Employee engagement and wellness are finally taking center stage in the business world. For too long, they have been viewed as the responsibility of the HR department and not an integral part of business strategy. However, it is increasingly clear that unhealthy and unengaged employees are a drag on productivity, innovation, and the bottom line.

Gallup’s recent announcement that employee engagement in the U.S. had ticked up to 34% was seen as a sign of progress—but should we really settle for a situation where two-thirds of our workforce is still not fully engaged?

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