Should HR promote wellness?

There have been numerous examples in the last few years of companies encouraging and rewarding employees for making healthy choices. Your company could negotiate group discounts with local fitness centres for reduced gym membership fees or provide gift cards and vouchers for healthier eating options. Why not help employees with the cost of smoking cessation programs and aids. Healthy employees are less likely to take time off and are more productive. Helping and incentivizing employees to be healthy can also improve employee happiness.