- Fitness = productivity, so how do you make it happen?
Healthy body, healthy mind is getting scientific backing. How can you encourage your staff to embrace the concept?
- If you don’t have an employee wellness framework, you’re not an employer of choice
Sickies, low productivity, workflow interruptions … the indirect costs of poor employee health are many and varied, and it’s the employer that cops it. In the fight to bolster engagement and reduce absenteeism, the latest initiative being used by employers is to increase their ‘corporate wellness’.
- Doona days or doctor's notes: how to solve the $26 billion sickie problem?
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have revealed ‘sickies’ cost the Australian economy more than $26 billion a year, and on any given work day 2.6% of workers are absent due to illness.
- A sneeze here and there spells absenteeism galore
In the peak of cold and flu season, many employees may hide at their desks to avoid coughing and sneezing co-workers, yet leading health experts say that could be the very place that makes them sick.
- One in four workers are depressed
According to new research, one in four employees worldwide (23% of all respondents) identifies with five or more of the key factors in depression, as outlined by the World Health Organisation.
- Presenteeism drains Australian business
Research released by Medibank today has revealed that presenteeism burdens the Australian economy with an annual cost of $34bn.