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Healthy Employees for a Healthy Business - George Savvides, Medibank Health Solutions


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George Savvides of Medibank Health Solutions, a sponsor company at the marcus evans HR Summit 2013, on delivering better business results through engaged and healthy employees.
Interview with: George Savvides, Managing Director, Medibank Health Solutions

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Healthy Employees for a Healthy Business - George Savvides, Medibank Health Solutions

  1. 1. Healthy Employees for a Healthy Business mitigate risks to the business. Together Giving employees flexibility on how they with their colleagues in private health can access these programmes is also insurance, we look to provide a holistic valuable. Online programmes can be offering that will help employees to live accessed in the workplace or from healthier lives. home, and it is a way of ensuring employees get access regardless of How can HR leaders get employees where they work. These considerations engaged, active and healthy? also prevent organisations from spending money on health activities that HR directors play a pivotal role in are not going to be used by staff. working with executives to make the workplace engaging and healthy. What do they overlook when it Interactive programmes that encourage comes to creating suchInterview with: George Savvides, people to be healthier can be driven programmes?Managing Director, Medibank Health through initiatives that offer benefits toSolutions participants, and through health, safety A major challenge facing them today is and wellbeing activities. the ability to provide a focused, holistic programme that employees can feelHaving an engaged and healthy Most employees love to be involved. An proud of and involved in. Many offeringsworkforce is critical to delivering results important element is to listen to team seem to be provided in isolation and thein today’s competitive and shifting members and involve them in the outcome trying to be achieved gets environment, according to shaping of programmes. EmployeesGeorge Savvides, Managing Director, should have every opportunity to The benefits of having healthy, engagedMedibank Health Solutions. If people provide input and ideas as to what they employees are well documented and wefeel and are healthy, they are more find valuable and what they will truly all know there are direct impacts onlikely to perform at their best, he utilise. When programmes are not productivity and performance.commented. matched to the health needs of the workforce, they can lead to poor uptake In today’s competitive and shiftingFrom a sponsor company attending the and potentially a poor return on business environment, organisationsupcoming marcus evans HR Summit investment. must also ensure they get the right fit2013, in the Gold Coast, Queensland, between their workforce, capabilitiesAustralia, 13 - 15 March, Savvides and business expansion. Employeediscusses how the Human Resources health should be a strategic focus for HR(HR) function can impact employee directors - not an afterthought.engagement and health.What are HR directors in Australiachallenged with today? Employee What has the biggest impact on employee motivation? productivity andHR directors have a challenging taskahead of them. They need to put health In my view, it is simple. Employees need to feel that the work they do is should bepolicies, processes and tools in place to valued, and that they work in a safeenable employees and their businesses environment that encourages them toto not only transform the way they perform at their, but also deliver results in a newor changing environment.There is also the business compliance a strategic This can come down to the quality of leadership, the capability of management and the employees,aspect and the need to mitigate risks.An engaged and healthy workforce iscritical to these. focus for opportunities for involvement and inclusion in activities and in the strategies of the organisation.How couldissues? you address these HR directors Most of all, if people feel healthy and are healthy, both physically and mentally, they are more likely toWe work with employers and HR to perform at their best. It is a cliché todetermine the specific needs of that say that your biggest asset is yourparticular workforce, to identify and people but it is true.
  2. 2. About the HR Summit 2013 The HR Network – marcus evans Summits group This unique forum will take place at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, delivers peer-to-peer information Queensland, Australia, 13 - 15 March 2013. Offering much more than any conference, on strategic matters, professional exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry trends and breakthrough thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking innovations. event. The Summit includes presentations on incorporating social media into employee engagement strategies, empowering employees, winning the talent battle, and grooming leaders to withstand the ever changing nature of economic markets. Please note that the Summit is a Contact closed business event and the Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits number of participants strictly Division limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Medibank Health SolutionsMedibank is Australia’s largest provider of private health insurance and health solutions. Under our Medibank and ahm brands, weprovide cover to over 3.7 million people, while Medibank Health Solutions offers innovative and cost-effective healthcare services tobusiness and government. Working in partnership with over 4,000 businesses and government organisations, our team of 1,500medical and allied health professionals provide over 3 million health care interactions a year, by telephone, online and from ournetwork of marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsCorporate Learning & Talent Development Summit (North America) - www.cltdsummit.comHR Technology Summit (North America) - www.hrtechnology-summit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: