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Presentation for ACAS members, April 2010

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  • ACAS – HR Forum www.mwwellbeing.co.uk Wellbeing in the Workplace A presentation by Cathy Lawson & Renée Clarke 22 nd April 2010
  • What is Wellness?
    • “ Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
    • World Health Organisation
  • What is Wellness?
    • “ Wellness is a choice, a way of life, a process, an efficient channelling of energy, an integration of mind, body, spirit and a loving acceptance of self”
            • John Travis
  • The Illness/Wellness Continuum Adapted from Jack Travis Wellness Workbook, 3 rd Edition High Level Wellness Pre- Mature Death Wellness Paradigm Neutral Point (No discernable illness or wellness) Treatment Paradigm Signs Symptoms Disability Growth Education Awareness
  • Trends
    • An Abundant Society
    • Technology
    • A Competitive Business Environment
    • Environmental pollution
    • Demographics
  • Cost to the Economy
    • 1 million people report sick EVERY WEEK!
      • 3,000 of those will remain off sick after 6 months
      • 2,400 of those will not work again in the next 5 years
      • After 6 months sickness absence , fewer than 50% will ever return to the workplace
      • After 2 years on Incapacity Benefit an individual is more likely to retire or die than return to work
    • Source: Dame Carol Black's Review: Working for a Healthier Tomorrow
  • Cost to the Economy
    • 2.2 mil people suffer ill-health – considered work-related
    • 175,000,000 working days lost due to sickness
    • Costs economy £13.4 billion (2006)
    • Benefit costs, additional health costs, and forgone taxes £60 billion per year
    Source: CBI & HSE
  • Legal & Employer Requirement
    • Sick Note to Fit Note – Statement of Fitness for Work
    • Employers responsibility to carry out risk assessment
    • Health & Safety Plan must include Stress Policy
  • Fit to Work...or Fit to Drop?
  • Stages of Learning Unconscious Incompetence Conscious Incompetence Conscious Competence Unconscious Competence 1 2 3 4
  • Benefits of Wellbeing in the Workplace
        • Reduced costs associated with ill-health & injury at work
        • Improves morale & motivation
        • Higher performance levels
        • More engagement – less ‘presenteeism’
        • Retention of employees
        • Become an ‘employer of choice’
        • Decrease in short & long term sickness
        • Reduced absenteeism
    • A happy workforce is a productive workforce!
  • Case Studies “ Healthy People = Healthy Profits ”
    • Foyle Food Group
    • Absenteeism reduced by 15%
    • Short term absence maintained at below 3%
    • H & S procedure audit scores in factories improved by 20%
    • Accident rates reduced by 43%
    • No. of emp’s taking more than 7 days off reduced by 84%
  • Case Studies “ Healthy People = Healthy Profits ”
    • Danone UK
    • Staff turnover reduced from 20% to 15%
    • Business alignment & employee engagement increased 22%
    • Recognised as London’s Healthiest workplace by BBC
    • 91% of employees would recommend Danone as place to work
    • 93% of employees said senior management behaved inline with company’s values
  • Case Studies “ Healthy People = Healthy Profits ”
    • Parcelforce Worldwide
    • Reduced sickness absence by 1/3 saving £55 mil
    • Accidents reduced by 45%, saving £440,000
    • Compensation claims reduced by 2/3 saving £1mil
    • Productivity increased by 12.5%
    • Customer service improved by 50% & employee satisfaction increased by 1/3
    • Overall, a direct investment of £2.25 million yielded
    • £6 million in direct cost savings
  • A Health & Wellbeing Approach
    • Identify & Measure......
    • Employee Surveys
    • Individual Health Checks & advice including BMI, blood pressure, & cholesterol
    • Stress Risk Assessment Survey – online tool
    • Business Health Check – identify costs to your business
  • A Health & Wellbeing Approach
    • Tailored Wellbeing Packages and Programmes including...
    • Wellbeing Awareness Training
    • - Personal health, wellness & positive lifestyle habits
    • - Relaxation, nutrition, exercise
    • - The Mind-Body connection
    • - Cancer awareness & smoking cessation
  • A Health & Wellbeing Approach
    • Executive Wellness Coaching
    • Stress Management Workshops
    • Massage in the workplace
    • Health events & Occupational Health
    • Companies who engage in health and wellbeing programmes report up to a 30% return on their investment!