Why workplace health matters
Key findings of a recent working from home wellbeing survey cite a deterioration of diet and exercise with 20% of respondents admitting to an increase in alcohol consumption, 33% eating a less healthy diet, 60% exercising less, almost half (44%) report losing sleep due to
worry and 42% report more fatigue than usual. Each of these findings have considerable implications for employee health outcomes, productivity at work & mental well being.
The workplace, regardless of where it may be (ie. Working from home or not), provides an effective platform for addressing these health risk areas. The effectiveness of your employees and business outcomes depend on it. Here's a quick summary as to why:
Additionally, it's a legislative requirement.
Australian employers are legislatively required to provide a safe work place under workplace health and safety legislation (as far as is reasonably practicable) and have a duty of care to monitor the health of their employees which extends to risks to employees’ psychological and mental safety.
Consider employee health risk progression - and how you can minimise this risk.
Diabetes comes about gradually, influenced by lots of things. You don’t just wake up one day with diabetes. An employee with diabetes has been low risk, moved to moderate then high risk before their diagnosis. How would this risk progression have looked, and changed, if they were identified as moderate or high risk and provided with compelling reasons to reduce their risk and educated around how they could reduce their risk?
96% of working Australians have at least one chronic disease risk factor. 75% have
multiple. For many, these are largely preventable conditions with the right support, education and awareness. Is your organisation taking the lead and choosing to support your employees? It's good for them, and it's great for business. If you want the right support for your journey, with the best results - chat to us today.