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The Role of an Onsite Clinic in a Modern Benefits Package

Posted by CareATC on May 14, 2024
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May Blog 2Attracting and retaining top talent is crucial in today’s competitive business world. One effective strategy gaining traction among forward-thinking companies is the inclusion of onsite clinics in their benefits packages. These clinics provide essential healthcare services and boost employee satisfaction and productivity, proving to be formidable tools in talent acquisition and retention.

Convenience and Care at Work

Onsite clinics address a critical aspect of employee benefits by offering convenient and accessible healthcare right within the workplace. This convenience allows employees to receive medical attention for health concerns without taking time off work for outside appointments. 91% of employees who used onsite clinics reported satisfaction with the care they received (Mercer, 2021). This high level of satisfaction underscores how much employees value easy access to quality healthcare.

Reduced Absenteeism

Employees with access to onsite healthcare are less likely to miss workdays, thanks to the immediate availability of provider consultations and preventive care. A report from the National Association of Worksite Health Centers shows a 28% reduction in absenteeism among companies with onsite clinics (NAWHC, 2020). When employees have access to convenient healthcare, they are more likely to seek treatment promptly and return to work sooner.

Enhanced Recruitment and Employee Loyalty

A company's commitment to employee well-being is often a decisive factor for potential hires. Onsite clinics send a powerful message about a company’s dedication to its employees’ health and quality of life. The Society for Human Resource Management noted that 70% of employees consider employer-sponsored healthcare crucial to job satisfaction (SHRM, 2020). Providing such benefits can significantly enhance a company’s appeal to top talent who value health and work-life balance.

A Competitive Edge in Talent Management

Onsite clinics can transform a company's approach to managing talent. By eliminating the need for time-consuming offsite medical appointments, these clinics help maintain a more consistent and engaged workforce. Employees appreciate the reduced stress and improved overall wellness that accessible healthcare options provide.

Integrating healthcare services in the workplace signals a commitment to employee well-being, fostering loyalty and engagement. Onsite clinics meet direct workforce needs, improve health outcomes, and enhance job satisfaction. This positions a company as a preferred employer and is a vital investment in building a productive, engaged workforce.

 

References

Mercer Worksite Health Centers 2021 Survey Report. National Association of Worksite Health Centers. (2021). 
https://www.mercer.com/assets/us/en_us/shared-assets/local/attachments/pdf-2021-worksite-health-centers-report.pdf

National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC). (2020). The Impact of Worksite Health Centers.  https://www.nawhc.org/resources/The%20Impact%20of%20Worksite%20Health%20Centers%20-%20white%20paper.pdf

SHRM 2020 Employee Benefits. Society for Human Resource Management. (2020). https://shrm-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1630503564/2020%20Employee%20Benefits/Benefits_Full_Report_FINAL_1.pdf

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