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Presentation for ACAS members, April 2010

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