- Millennials are likely to hit near 70 million strong in the workforce, meaning they will have a "growing impact" on workplace wellness, according to a new report from Aon, alongside the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company.
- For millennials, wellness programs need to be holistic, involving physical, mental and social wellbeing. But such programs also make more than half of millennials (52%) "feel better about their company," compared to 39% of other generations.
- Millennials also seek more "direct guidance" and are more likely to rely on social networks for health care advice, according to the report.
Wellness programs are changing form and expanding beyond simple physical wellness, and millennials are responding well to the changes. 43% of millennials cite their company's wellness programs as a reason they stay at their jobs compared to 32% of other generations — meaning such programs have strong retention benefits for that particular generation
Millennials also want more direct involvement from employers, as 56% of millennials say employers should direct employees to providers and facilities that have the "most appropriate care/cost." With improved tech in the space, companies are becoming more capable of offering such services — and millennials seem to know it.