Health by Design's programs can significantly improve the health, energy, and job engagement of your workforce.

According to global business research by Towers Watson, an employee's perception of their employer's interest in their health and wellbeing is one of the highest drivers of job engagement and retention.

Improving employee health not only controls workforce costs (e.g. reduced absences), but it also boosts productivity and an employee's commitment to your organisation. With an ageing population and ongoing skills gap; retaining key talent and building a sustainable team has never been more powerful.

Empowering employees to effectively manage their health and lifestyle balance improves performance and can make you an employer of choice. Could attracting the best employees, maximising their productive potential, and keeping them longer than your competitors give your business a competitive advantage?

Health by Design's innovative workplace health solutions set you up for success in today's global innovation-based economy.

The number one career goal of university graduates and MBA candidates is work life balance.
— Universum, 2013

Join the dots

Poor health limits energy and reduces immune function.

Research is consistent and abundantly clear in demonstrating associations between employee health and rates of absence, rates of injury, and level of productivity. In fact, excess preventable health risks within the average work population are responsible for approximately 24% higher workers compensation costs and 29% higher absence costs.

When comparing employers with high performing workforce health practices to those with poor employee health management, the companies most effectively managing health have, on average, 2.5 x greater organisational performance, 8 x greater employee job engagement, 3.5 x greater creativity and innovation, and 4 x higher annual retention.

A comprehensive employee health program is not just good for your people. It's great for your business.

Case study

Aurizon case study

Aurizon case study


How can Health by Design help?

We offer targeted, innovative, engaging solutions based on the needs and identified risk areas of your workforce. Our high engagement branding, content and innovative solutions allow us to target 80%+ engagement and 60%+ measured risk reduction across your total workforce. 


Collaboratively developed in consultation with you, then 100% delivered by Health by Design practitioners at a contact frequency and intensity that achieves optimal population outcomes in terms of engagement and measured change.

Gold – maximise a limited budget

A 12 month program targeting identified risks. However, there is an intensive 4 month block focussed on risk identification and subsequent risk reduction. The remaining 8 months focus on sustainability of key messages and education.

Train the Trainer

Health by Design develop and deliver the first 4 months of the program. During this time, Health by Design concurrently train local site based ‘trainers’. 

  • The trainer is supported monthly, including reviews of engagement and recorded change. 
  • Monthly health promotion materials are provided to support individual action plans and group education.
  • Health by Design return annually to provide testing and specialist support where required.

Logistical challenges are not a problem. Contact us to discuss your options and we'll customise a program to suit your workforce.


Health by Design and Get Healthy at Work NSW are working together to help you.


No matter what industry you’re in or the size of your workplace, the Get Healthy at Work Workplace Health Program makes it easy for you to identify the biggest health issues facing your workplace and make changes for the better. Click the button below to find out more about Health by Design and how Get Healthy at Work can help. 


Health & wellbeing articles from our blog