Currently in the UK, the average office worker takes 6.5 days of absence. This amounts to 190 million working days for absence and approximately £8.4 billion lost annually. Preventative strategies, conveniently available to employees, such as in-office musculoskeletal care, nutritional guidance and stress management techniques can help employees be more well and ill less often. Particularly common complaints include lower back pain episodes and Monday morning blues. Postural care and resilience training can help reduce the chances of sickness due to these causes.
The cost of presenteeism to UK employers is estimated at £15 billion per year, significantly more than absenteeism. Your employees are at work but may as well be absent. Showing an interest in the person behind the job role by providing educational workshops on topics of personal interest may help employees feel more motivated and part of a community. Small group training on focus and memory can also enhance engagement and productivity.
Workplace health initiatives are a great way to ensure your star millennial hires stay productive, and don’t burn out from undue pressures. Sought-after talented people are now looking for wellness programmes as part of an organisation’s employee benefits package.
By illustrating exactly how your company invests in the wellbeing of its employees with visible, fully utilised, tailored wellness programmes. Be loud and proud about how you care for your employees.
Wellness London’s clients have seen 100% attendance at its in-office clinics resulting in reduced staff sickness. We have efficiently managed cases of acute stress in senior management preventing greater costs in staff cover and turnover. We are proud to have a plethora of testimonials from happy and satisfied employees of our clients, impressed and committed to the company they work for and what it offers.