Managing wellbeing in the workplace can pay dividends when it comes to your business’s bottom line. Two of the most common issues behind time spent away from work are musculoskeletal (MSK) and mental health. For example, last year 30.8 million working days were lost due to MSK problems, while one in four people will experience a mental health issue in any one year. Being able to minimise the impact of these conditions in your workplace is key to delivering a profitable business.
By handling workplace wellbeing effectively, you can expect to see a positive impact to your bottom line in the form of reduced sickness days due to MSK or mental health conditions, reduced presenteeism (where employees are in work but are not performing to their full ability), a more engaged – and therefore motivated – workforce, and a more loyal workforce, resulting in lower staff turnover.
Health Shield, a leading provider of health cash plans, has created an eBook dedicated to helping managers understand the scale of the issues around MSK and mental health and giving practical tips on how to address the conditions in their workplace. The eBook, The impact of musculoskeletal and mental health, should be a key tool for any manager seeking to improve employee wellbeing.
Health Shield has also developed an online calculator which helps managers build a business case for their strategy by providing an estimated financial return on investment, should they invest in prevention and early intervention – for example, by using its on-demand physio services or mental health app, Thrive.