Looking after your employees' wellbeing is a sound business investment. You’ll get the best out of your workforce and, whilst you’re at it, start to address some important future risks.
When it comes to wellbeing, what’s good for your people is good for your business.
There are numerous potential benefits from having healthier employees, including:
- Reduction in absence
- Fewer claims on your health and risk policies
- Increased productivity
- Reduction in presenteeism
- Higher employee engagement
- Easier recruitment and retention
“The concept of Workplace Wellbeing has moved on from being a nice thing to do, to being the right thing to do. Employers who take steps to support Physical, Emotional, Financial and Social Wellbeing will gain in a number of ways from the improved health of their workforce, through reducing risk and improving employee engagement.”
- Mark Witte, Head of Health and Risk
We believe in the importance of employee wellbeing, and that employers have a key role to play in supporting employees – according to our latest Benefits and Trends Survey, 76% of employers agree they are responsible for influencing employee health and changing behaviours. We provide expert support and consultancy to companies to help improve employee wellbeing across a number of areas including physical, mental and financial.
Physical health and wellbeing
Obesity levels are rising, Cancer rates are increasing1, and in 2017, 23% of all deaths in the UK were considered avoidable2. Keeping physically active can reduce the risk of early death by as much as 30%3, which makes it a key area to focus on as part of a wellbeing strategy. Improving the physical health and wellbeing of your workforce can feel an overwhelming task, and it’s hard to know where to begin. But our expert health and wellbeing consultants can help; from prevention tools through to treatment solutions, we can help tailor your health and wellbeing strategy – helping you get the best value and best results for your investment.
Mental health and emotional wellbeing
The latest research from mental health charity Mind states that one in six workers are dealing with a mental health problem, and mental ill health costs UK businesses up to £42bn a year in absenteeism, presenteeism and lost revenues4. It’s an important – but complex – issue, we can provide the expertise you need to support mental health at your company.
Today’s workforce face numerous pressures when it comes to their finances – rising levels of consumer debt, student loan repayments, increasing housing costs and pension demands – it’s no wonder that money worries are often cited as a leading cause of stress. But it doesn’t have to be like this; employers can provide dedicated support to improve the financial wellbeing of their workforce having a positive impact on your employees’ lives and finances.
1Cancer Research UK
2Office for National Statistics
3British Heart Foundation
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