Most employers know that an engaged workforce is more likely to be a more effective and productive one, but what is often unrecognised is the connection between engagement and the health and wellbeing of employees.
So the answer to the question in the title of this blog is simply – Yes!
It makes absolute good business sense to invest in your employees’ health and wellbeing. After all employees are the biggest asset to any organisation.
The cost of absence at work through illness is a cost most organisations can ill afford. Dame Carol Black and David Frost MBE carried out an independent sickness absence review in 2011, which amongst other things focused on the cost and nature of sickness absence in the workplace and what might help employers reduce absence and cost.
Therefore, the trend towards incorporating wellness programmes into engagement strategies is becoming increasingly more commonplace in many organisations.
The benefits for employers are obvious. Investing in your employees’ health … read more »