Building the business case for a healthy workplace - Part One
The evidence is in, healthy workplaces create healthier, efficient and more productive employees. It therefore makes business sense to introduce healthy living initiatives in the workplace.
There are many ways to encourage and adopt healthier living in the workplace, and CCIQ has done the work for you with practical steps to introduce healthier workplaces for your business:
Assess your workplace
The first step is to do an assessment of the health of your business, and evaluate any potential health risks that could affect your employees.
The easiest way to achieve this is to enlist an expert to conduct a thorough review of your business. nib’s myhealthHQ is an excellent online health and risk assessment portal that can help your business assess overall health, as well as highlight potential health risks that may be present.
Set measurable and achievable goals
Once you have identified any potential health risks your business may be facing, the next step is to set measurable and achievable goals for improvement.
Think about key issues your teams are facing, for example, absenteeism, attrition rates, or decreasing employee turnover.
With your goals in mind, you will be able to create a clear plan of attack that management will be able to measure success by. Sharing your success with stakeholders within your business is also a great way to ensure your initiatives become adopted into business practices long-term.
Join our workplace health partners nib Health Insurance on September 13 for the upcoming Webinar providing you with the tools you need to implement health and well-being initiatives in your workplace.
By taking these 3 steps you will strengthen the business case for investment in health and wellbeing initiatives:
- Take stock of the health of your workforce
- Identify how a wellness program may align with business goals
- Provide evidence of goals being achieved to advocate for further investment
About the contributor:
Leroy has worked in the private health industry for more than 10 years, specialising in delivery of workplace health and wellbeing solutions. Leroy has helped clients across a number of industries improve the overall health and wellbeing of their employees and reduce costs associated with an unhealthy workforce. Using a thorough business review process, Leroy can assess the needs of your organisation and recommend the most effective options to help you achieve your goals.