As our Health and Wellbeing Week, in association with Benenden, draws to a close, it is time to reflect on some of the trends and issues currently shaping this area of the benefits market.
Many employers today recognise the value that employees place on health and wellbeing provisions offered by their organisations. Such initiatives can provide peace of mind for individuals, and often their families, who may need support in this area. And businesses too can benefit from having healthier, happier workers who are likely to be more engaged and productive.
For this reason, many employers’ attitudes towards health and wellbeing have changed from being reactive to proactive, with education, prevention and early intervention all becoming central components of the organisations’ strategies.
Throughout the week, our articles have explored whether employers should incentivise staff to improve their health, how presenteeism can affect employee health, and ways in which organisations can use physical activity in the workplace to tackle diabetes risk, among many other issues.
Whatever your organisation’s approach, Health and Wellbeing Week was designed to help you take this to the next level through exclusive insights and opinions uncovering best practice in this area. These included:
- Helen Smith: Why caring commitments impact health and wellbeing
- Should organisations incentivise health improvement among employees?
- Ascential uses incentive-based app to underpin global wellbeing strategy
- Professor Kirk Chang: Are incentives outdated?
- How can employers use physical activity in the workplace to tackle diabetes risk?
- Kevin Yip: How can health and safety measures align with an organisation’s overall health and wellbeing strategy
- Infographic: How active are employees during the working day?
- The harmful effects of presenteeism on employee health
- MSB Solicitors takes multi-faceted approach to reducing presenteeism
- Dr Thomas Calvard: The health effects of presenteeism on employees