Corporate Wellness Programs are an investment in your company’s most important resource, your employees. Studies have shown that employees may be more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are feeling good both physically and mentally. Employees are also more likely to be attracted to, remain with, and appreciate an employer that values them.
Our fully integrated, customised wellness programs encompass all dimensions of daily life so employees have the potential to Be Fit, Eat Right, and Think Well. We can assess not only the overall present health of your employees. We will help in designing wellness initiatives that can be seamlessly integrated into your organisation and propel your employees into a state of better wellness.
Source: Office of National Statistics https://www.ons.gov.uk
Minor illnesses (such as coughs and colds) were the most common reason for sickness absence in 2016, accounting for approximately 34.0 million days lost (24.8% of the total days lost to sickness). This was followed by musculoskeletal problems (including back pain, neck and upper limb problems) at 30.8 million days (22.4%). After ‘other’ conditions, mental health issues (including stress, depression, anxiety and more serious conditions such as manic depression and schizophrenia) were the next most common reason for sickness absence, resulting in 15.8 million days lost (11.5%).
These categories were also the most common reasons given by people for a sickness absence. Minor illnesses were given as a reason for sick absence 33.1% of the time with musculoskeletal problems being reported 18.6% of the time.
An estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016. This is equivalent to 4.3 days per worker (the lowest recorded since the series began in 1993, when the number peaked at 7.2 days per worker).
The number of working days lost due to sickness or injury was at the highest point in the series during the 1990’s (around 185.0 million in 1995 and 1999) and then generally declined through the 2000’s.
Since 2003, there has been a fall in the number of days lost to sickness absence, particularly during the economic downturn. Sickness absence fell to a low of 131.7 million days in 2013 but there were increases in 2014 and 2015. Despite these, the average days lost per worker and the overall sickness absence rate (Figure 2) have remained largely flat due to an increasing number of people entering the labour market.