THE IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY WORKFORCE: WHY WORKPLACE WELLNESS MATTERS
In today’s on and offline corporate world, it’s essential for employers to recognise the importance of promoting both physical and emotional wellness within the workplace. A healthy workforce is the foundation of a successful business and companies that foster a culture of health and well-being ultimately benefit from more growth and success.
The positive implications of workplace wellness are far reaching, however the most noticeable impacts include:
Improved productivity: A healthy workforce is more productive. When employees feel their physical and emotional best they are more motivated, focused, and they work with greater efficiency. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that healthy employees are three times more productive than their unhealthy peers.
Reduced absenteeism: Employees with good physical and mental health are less likely to take sick leave. This translates to lower costs for employers and less disruption to the business and according to the World Health Organization, a healthy workforce can reduce absenteeism by up to 27%.
Enhanced employee engagement: Workplace wellness programmes demonstrate an employer’s commitment to the well-being of their staff. This can foster a sense of belonging, improve morale, and increase loyalty among employees, leading to higher levels of engagement and retention.
Reduced healthcare costs: A healthy workforce results in lower healthcare expenses for both the employer and the employee. By investing in preventive measures, employers can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, decrease insurance premiums, and lower healthcare costs.
Competitive edge: A strong workplace wellness programme and experiences that foster this culture can attract top talent and give an organisation a competitive advantage. Many job seekers view wellness initiatives as an expected employee benefit, so enhanced perks will attract healthy employees, often influencing part of their decision to join a company.
By prioritising the physical and mental health of employees, employers can improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, enhance engagement, lower healthcare costs, and gain a competitive edge.
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