Employers have a role to play in helping staff keep their New Years' resolutions according to a survey by Southern Cross packed with loads of statistics. The central message is this: most resolutions are connected with health and wellbeing - hence the interest of health insurers - and employers provide the environment in which people spend a huge chunk of their waking hours.
When people take better care of their own wellbeing it has all sorts of good effects for the employer: employees are happier, more productive, take less sick-leave, and like the employer more because they feel they are more in control. Hence the interest of employers.
The employer can take simple steps to encourage 'healthy habits' and don't have to work too hard to do it, after all, what's required to support it? Some meetings, inviting in health professionals, do a deal with the local gym, look for healthy options for company catering, and so on.
Lastly, it is never too late. After all January 1 is just a date. So if you have already slipped away from your New Years goal, try interesting your workmates / employer in creating a more supportive environment, from today.
Here is the recent press release from Southern Cross Health Society.