“Healthy employees mean happy customers.”
The return on investment in workplace wellness initiatives is now widely acknowledged as value on investment...
The data for Workplace Wellness is not a direct, quantitative arithmetic of input = output + ROI.
However, there is a more prudent ROI that is based on value-add to the employee. The company is not only aiming to reduce sick leave and increase productivity by healthier, more focused and happier employees, but workplace wellness also improves the employee offerings package, making it a better place to work, thereby increasing retention.
The facts outlined in the Stevenson/Farmer review (2017) remain consistent with the view that preventative care needs to be prioritised in the workplace:
15.4 annual working days are lost due to stress and anxiety
Mental health costs the UK £100 billion annually
1 in 4 British workers is affected by emotional-health-related conditions every year
95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason
Around half of all long-term sick leave in the UK is due to stress, depression and anxiety (1)
(1) Figures sourced from Mental Health at Work and Thriving at Workreview , October 2017.
https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/blog/what-progress-has-been-made-when-it-comes-to-thriving-at-work/ (Last Accessed March 2019).
Balancore supports the preventative care approach by providing Employee Wellness initiatives across the spectrum of wellness. We specialise in 1 to 1 Employee Nutrition Clinics for in-house employee-focused nutrition management as well as Workshops for Nutritional Therapy, Exercise and Movement, Emotional Health and Lifestyle Habits. We can also provide a consultant partner to help you develop a stand-out Wellbeing Strategy.