Approaches to Improve Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Research shows that being in work is generally good for people’s health and wellbeing. Case studies indicate that helping employees to improve or manage their health can result in increased attendance and performance. The CIPD’s Absence Management Annual Survey report 2010 estimates that, on average, UK employees are absent from work 7.7 days per year. The average cost of this absence to the employer in the public sector is £889 per employee, £400 in the manufacturing and production sector and £600 in private sector service organisations or not-for-profit organisations. Corporate wellbeing therefore cannot be underestimated.