Three companies share their employee wellness budgets.
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Top workplaces keep morale high and blood pressure low with robust wellness programs. Eighty percent of the top workplaces offer such programs. Some companies splurge on in-house workout facilities and basketball courts. Others keep costs low by bartering for healthy snacks. Here are three companies' annual wellness budgets.
Wellness seminars: $26 These cover such topics as nutrition, exercise, posture, and stress management.
Food: $839 Includes subsidized meals, with organic and locally grown food, at the in-house Dot Calm Café and a subsidized program that delivers food from local farms to employees.
Wellness perks: $1,235 Includes chair massages, tennis clinics with local pros, bike rentals, discounted access to a certified trainer and wellness coach, and stainless-steel water bottles.
Exercise: $1,285 Includes Ping-Pong tables, tennis and basketball courts, and an on-site fitness center. Also covers costs for company sports teams (among them: softball, volleyball, soccer, bowling, flag football, and dragon-boat racing) and half the cost of corporate ski passes.
LEIGH BUCHANAN is an editor at large for Inc. magazine. A former editor at Harvard Business Review and founding editor of WebMaster magazine, she writes regular columns on leadership and workplace culture. @LeighEBuchanan