Your employees are your biggest asset, so by looking after their health and wellbeing you look after the future of your business.
According to research by HR magazine, over half of those they surveyed claimed that employee health and wellbeing were ‘important’ to the business. Why is it then that only 17% linked a successful health and wellbeing strategy to the success of their business?
The costs of ignoring well-being.
In 2012, employee absence cost the UK economy £14 billion – that’s the equivalent of £975 per employee. But the poor health of your employees doesn’t just cost you money – it costs time, reduces service quality and harms your output.
But it’s not just absent employees you should be concerned about. ‘Presenteeism’ – attending work whilst unfit or unproductive – is harder to measure but could cost as much as absenteeism. The Centre for Mental Health calculates that ‘presenteeism’ costs the UK economy £15.1 billion a year – based on psychological health issues alone. Caring for your employees’ mental and physical wellbeing is key to a productive, healthy business.
How to address employee wellbeing
Addressing the wellbeing of your employees shouldn’t be as simple as setting up an assistance phone line or providing one-off seminars. To ensure the continued health and productivity of your workforce your wellbeing strategy should be cohesive, comprehensive and inclusive. By providing continued interaction and support to your employees you can drive lasting behaviour change.
Through a customisable series of modules, Jump encourages and rewards your employees for taking positive steps towards not only personal well-being, but also sustainability. It provides an online platform with regular digital communication and feedback as well as real rewards to make your workforce more sustainable.
If you’d like to learn more about our employee engagement programme, please visit http://www.teamjump.co.uk
To hear more about how Jump Healthy Planet: Healthy Team could work for you or to request a brochure, please contact Robin Farwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 326 5055.