This enables them to attract, retain and enthuse the top talent within their industry, as well as drive meaningful cultural change for the long-term performance and profitability of the
Healthy workforce. Healthy business.
Research from Workplace Health Association Australia shows that good management of employee health can improve a company’s financial performance by more than 2.5 times3. What’s more, a recent meta-analysis of 60 studies5 involving over half a million employees showed that effective workplace health programs resulted in an average:
- 25.3% decrease in sick leave
- 40.7% decrease in workers compensation costs
- 24.2% decrease in disability management costs
- $5.81 saving for every $1 invested in employee well being.
What are the benefits of the right workplace health program?
✓ Improve the health and resilience of your workforce
✓ Boost staff productivity, motivation and loyalty
✓ Reduce the number of employee sick days
✓ Create realistic and long-lasting cultural change within your organisation
✓ Become an Employer of Choice – one that attracts and retains the best talent.
Effective workplace wellness programs need to:
|✓||Include the 5 pillars of a successful wellness model – Move. Eat. Treat. Rejuvenate. Eliminate.||✕||Not be just a weekly boot-camp.|
|✓||Be designed so they can easily be incorporated into the daily schedule of even the busiest professional.||✕||Not an inflexible, unrealistic, over-demanding program.|
|✓||Be able to be customised by each participant to fit into their differing needs and situations.||✕||Not a one-size fits all.|
|✓||Be delivered by credible experts who know what works best based on experience, data, and research.||✕||Not from an overnight self-proclaimed expert.|
|✓||Be light and enjoyable, and reward positive behaviour change at every step of the process.||✕||Not feel like an additional task to add to your to-do list.|
|✓||Be easy to monitor, evaluate, and adjust by your company based on the ongoing results and feedback.||✕||Not a hands-off approach with no modifications along the way.|
|✓||Be simple, easily understood information that is effortless to implement.||✕||Not overly complicated, conflicting, or confusing information that no one ends up using.|