Recent research by Mercer Marsh Benefits has identified that the cost of providing health related benefits in EMEA companies rose by 3.6% in 2012. Now with budgets being reduced at every opportunity there is a clear need for addressing these increasing costs. Organisations need to consider methods for reducing these costs by implementing … Read moreIncrease in Workplace Health Costs
Exclusive research from Employee Benefits magazine has revealed that minor ailments, flu and colds have consistently been the most common cause of sickness absence for UK organisations over the last 12 months. Of over 375 HR and benefits professionals who were questioned, 85% cited these symptoms as the most common cause for absence. Musculoskeletal ailments … Read moreFlu and Colds are the most common cause of absence
There are a number of factors that can be attributed to the health problems of the UK organisations including poor diets, obesity, and workplace stress amongst others. Although the government must play their part in promoting and educating individuals to lead healthier lifestyles, employers and employees also have a role to play. For individuals … Read moreHealth screening as part of a wellbeing programme
We all have to have our car serviced and MOT’d but how often do we have our own health checked? And would we actually pass a ‘Health MOT’? Just as a car needs ongoing care and maintenance we also need to keep our bodies in check to make sure we continue to run smoothly and … Read moreWhy consider health screening at work?
Health and wellbeing programs are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace, as employers recognise the direct correlation between healthy employees and company performance. A healthy happy workforce will experience increased motivation, engagement and productivity and history shows us that organisations who take a proactive approach to their employee health often retain and recruit the best … Read moreUse onsite health screening to retain and recruit!
With wellbeing one of the top five boardroom issues, it’s now important to measure the effectiveness and impact of your wellbeing programme, not just implement initiatives…. Previously these initiatives have been regarded as ‘perks’ but the health and wellbeing of an organisation’s employees is of paramount importance for future success and growth. Employee health is … Read moreHow you can measure Wellbeing at Work
A stressful job may lead to higher cholesterol levels – which can increase your risk of heart disease, a stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Spanish research investigated the link between job stress and lipid (fat) levels in the blood of more than 90,000 people. The research found that people who experienced difficulties coping with their job … Read moreJob stress can raise ‘bad cholesterol’ levels