The cost of an unhealthy workforce
It’s no surprise that the most common New Year’s resolutions are those connected to our health and wellbeing. But these pledges are often short-lived, with old habits returning around the 14th February when irresistible heart-shaped chocolates become the staple diet. So why are we so bad at sticking to our best intentions?
More and more companies are creating bespoke corporate wellness packages as part of their agenda to encourage workforces to get fit, both physically and mentally. Unhealthy lifestyles inevitably lead to sick days; around 140 million working days are lost every year costing the UK tax payer over £60 billion, not to mention the significant cost to the business – a cost that could be unnecessary.
Facing the future. Using the Change My Face app as part of a corporate wellbeing strategy will provide an emotional attachment that can drive positive change. Allowing employees to download a photo of themselves to see an illustration of what they will look in years to come if they continue to lead inactive lives will get them logging on to your company’s wellness page and looking the other way when that box of Valentine chocolates makes its way around the office.
Team Spirit. As you’ll no doubt be aware, fit and healthy employees feel good about themselves, they get on better with their colleagues, make smarter decisions, work at a faster pace resulting in a valuable contribution to the workplace. Investing in the wellbeing of your workforce has so many benefits:
- Lowers absenteeism levels
- Increases productivity
- Boosts morale
- Reduces stress in the workplace
- Provides a positive image for your company
- Fitter and healthier workforce
- Improves staff retention
Can you afford not to offer such a worthwhile initiative and make it the best it can be?