It’s no secret that healthy employees contribute to productive businesses and a positive result for your bottom line. Actively supporting the health and wellbeing of your employees leads to better staff retention, reduced sick leave and improved morale – all great for business.
Did you know:
- Healthy workers are nearly three times more productive than unhealthy workers1
- People with chronic disease are 60% less likely to work2
- Obesity costs Australian businesses $6.4bn a year in lost productivity3
- On average, a smoker costs 30 days per year in lost productivity4
- Three in five Victorian employees say they would consider an employer’s attitude to health when looking for a new job5
And there are many great benefits for employees too. More energy, higher self-esteem, lowering the risk of chronic disease, and feeling happier at work are just a few.
More and more businesses are now actively promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace. Don’t let your business be left behind.
1 Medibank Private: The health of Australia’s workforce. November 2005
2 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Chronic disease and participation in work (Canberra, 2009)
3 Hooper P, Bull FC, Healthy active workplaces, review of evidence and rationale for workplace health, Department of Sport and Recreation, WA Government (Perth 2009)
4 Hooper P, Bull FC, Healthy active workplaces, review of evidence and rationale for workplace health, Department of Sport and Recreation, WA Government (Perth 2009)
5 WorkSafe Victoria: WorkHealth: perceptions of health and wellbeing in the workplace. (Melbourne 2013)