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Why workplace health screening is growing

12 Feb 2019 By Advertising feature

Health Shield explains why screening should form part of your workforce wellbeing strategy

The wellness market is booming, and as such, health has become a bigger focus than ever – particularly in the workplace, where healthcare initiatives have soared in popularity over the last few years. Healthy workers are more likely to be productive, motivated, and be at a lower risk of long-term sickness, so preventative healthcare schemes should be at the forefront of your employee benefits package.
 
Many employee absences are linked to lifestyle-related illnesses, with factors such as alcohol, obesity and smoking known to be at the root of many health conditions. Employee health screening is a particularly useful way to encourage employees to think about their health and wellbeing. It comprises a combination of tests and checks, which aim to give an employee an overview of their health, and help to spot early signs of disease, or to identify health risk factors. Subsequently, any flagged issues can be discussed with a GP.
 
Health screening enables your employees to identify their risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Identified early on, many health conditions are easier to treat, reducing the risk of future long-term sickness absences.
 
Health screening also empowers employees to make more proactive, positive choices about their health, equipping them with the tools that they need to lower their risk of preventable illnesses. By identifying the major health trends within your workforce, your business will be able to collate the data and use the insights to inform future wellbeing strategies and make improvements to the working environment.
 
Employee health screening is beneficial to employers and employees alike. As a workforce is the most valuable asset that an employer has, so by putting their health centre stage, you will be rewarded with lower absenteeism and a more loyal, productive workforce. To find out more about health screening, visit healthshieldscreening.co.uk.

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