Workplace Wellbeing - Luxury Or Necessity

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  • Great subject with lots of debate Views on the subjectHow many already invest in Health and Wellbeing of their workforce?How much do you think ill health costs the economy each year?
  • Breast Cancer Awareness/Red Nose Day etcWalking groups/Wii Fit
  • Wellbeing days fresh fruit– health incentivesBeing responsibleAwareness giving tools to change - Choice
  • Employer of Choice
  • Workplace Wellbeing - Luxury Or Necessity

    1. 1. Workplace Wellbeing<br />Luxury <br />or <br />Necessity?<br />Renée Clarke<br />
    2. 2. Who we are<br /><ul><li>Provider of Health and Wellbeing services
    3. 3. Founder of the Workplace Wellbeing Network
    4. 4. Limited company based in the Midlands</li></li></ul><li>What we do<br />We work with clients to:<br /><ul><li>Identify – WW Issues within the Organisation
    5. 5. Implement – Strategies to improve WW
    6. 6. Measure – The cost saving & improvements</li></li></ul><li>Cost to the Economy<br /><ul><li>2.2 million people suffer work related ill health
    7. 7. 175 million working days lost due to sickness absence
    8. 8. Costs economy £13.4 billion (2006)
    9. 9. Benefit costs, additional health costs, and forgone taxes £100 billion per year (the cost of running another NHS)
    10. 10. The average cost of filling a vacancy is £4,625 per employee leaving……..CIPD 2008</li></ul>Source:Dame Carol Black's Review: Working for a Healthier Tomorrow<br />
    11. 11. Cost to the Economy<br /><ul><li>1 million people report sick EVERY WEEK!
    12. 12. 3,000 thousand of those will remain off sickafter6 months
    13. 13. 2,400 of those will not work again in the next5 years
    14. 14. After6 months sickness absence, fewer than50% will ever return to the workplace
    15. 15. After 2 years on Incapacity Benefit an individual is more likely toretire or die than return to work</li></ul>Source:Dame Carol Black's Review: Working for a Healthier Tomorrow<br />
    16. 16. Legal Employer Requirements<br /><ul><li>Sick Note to Fit Note – Statement of Fitness for Work
    17. 17. Employers responsibility to carry out risk assessment
    18. 18. Health & Safety Plan must include stress/wellbeing policy</li></li></ul><li>Business Costs <br /><ul><li>Workplace Wellbeing Tool – Calculate the impact of sickness absence on your organisation & business case for investing</li></ul>http://www.businesslink.gov.uk<br />
    19. 19. Business effects<br /><ul><li>Reducedmotivation in staff
    20. 20. Reducedproductivity
    21. 21. Reducedcustomer service levels
    22. 22. Reducedbottom line </li></ul>Are you getting the best <br />out of your employee’s?<br />
    23. 23. What is Wellness<br />“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”<br />World Health Organisation<br />
    24. 24. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs<br />
    25. 25. Physical <br />Physiological needs ……..<br />Healthy food<br />Exercise<br />Regular breaks/flexi time<br />Access to clean drinking water<br />Clean, healthy working environment<br />
    26. 26. Mental<br />Safety needs ……..<br />Policies in place<br />Health champions / EAP’s<br />Stress awareness <br />Open communication<br />Secure working environment<br />
    27. 27. Social<br />Love/Belonging needs ……..<br />Charity days<br />Lunchtime activities<br />Team building days<br />Community volunteering<br />
    28. 28. Emotional<br />Self-esteem ……..<br />Feeling valued & cared for<br />Recognition for good work<br />Awareness<br />Respect for oneself and others<br />
    29. 29. Realisation<br />Self actualisation<br />= <br />Job Satisfaction <br />= <br />Increased performance levels <br />= <br />Healthy profits<br />
    30. 30. Benefits of Workplace Wellbeing<br /><ul><li>Employee retention
    31. 31. Reduced absenteeism
    32. 32. Higher performance levels
    33. 33. Improves morale & motivation
    34. 34. More engagement – less ‘presenteeism’
    35. 35. Become an ‘employer of choice’</li></li></ul><li>The no cost option<br />Large streams from little fountains flow, <br />Tall oaks from little acorns grow<br />Wellbeing board – Change 4 life/BHF/awareness leaflets<br />Corporate gym membership<br />Walking/running clubs<br />Healthy Snacks<br />Smoothie days/fruity Fridays<br />Water<br />
    36. 36. Wellbeing options<br />Companies who engage in H & W programmes report up to a 30% return on their investment!<br />Health days – Awareness Programmes<br />Health checks – BP, Cholesterol, Fat %<br />Training days – stress management<br />Massage – stress and musculoskeletal <br />Workshops – Laughter, Yoga, Zumba<br />
    37. 37. How we do it<br />Events<br /><ul><li>Screening– Blood Pressure/BMI/Cholesterol
    38. 38. Workshops – Nutrition/Backcare/Wellbeing
    39. 39. Awareness – Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs advice
    40. 40. Physical– Workplace Massage/Chiropractic/Physiotherapy sessions/Yoga/Belly,Bangra & Zumba
    41. 41. Health Promotion – Cancer research/BHF/Healthy eating demos </li></li></ul><li>How we do it<br />Training<br /><ul><li>Stress Management/Resilience
    42. 42. Wellness
    43. 43. Nutrition
    44. 44. Back Care/Posture
    45. 45. Coaching Skills for managers</li></li></ul><li>Case Studies “Healthy People = Healthy Profits” - BITC<br />Foyle Food Group <br />Absenteeism reduced by 15%<br />Short term absence maintained at below 3%<br />H & S procedure audit scores in factories improved by 20%<br />Accident rates reduced by 43%<br />No. of emp’s taking more than 7 days off reduced by 84%<br />
    46. 46. Case Studies “Healthy People = Healthy Profits” - BITC<br />Danone UK <br />Staff turnover reduced from 20% to 15%<br />Business alignment & employee engagement increased 22%<br />Recognised as London’s Healthiest workplace by BBC<br />91% of employees would recommend Danone as place to work<br />93% of employees said senior management behaved inline with company’s values<br />
    47. 47. Case Studies “Healthy People = Healthy Profits” - BITC<br />Parcelforce Worldwide <br />Reduced sickness absence by 1/3 saving £55 mil<br />Accidents reduced by 45%, saving £440,000<br />Compensation claims reduced by 2/3 saving £1mil<br />Productivity increased by 12.5%<br />Customer service improved by 50% & employee satisfaction increased by 1/3<br />Overall, a direct investment of £2.25 million yielded <br />£6 million in direct cost savings<br />
    48. 48. Going forward<br />Use the tool to see how much you can save<br />Register Change 4 Life employers – www.nhs.uk/change4life<br />Register for BHF – Think fit - www.bhf.org.uk<br />Log onto BITC – Workwell model – www.bitc.org.uk<br />Make use of the Occ Health helpline- www.health4work.nhs.uk<br />Small changes = big results <br />make that change today and reap the rewards<br />
    49. 49. Change<br />“Life can either be accepted or changed. <br />If it is not accepted, it must be changed. <br />If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.” <br />Anon<br />“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, <br />but anyone can start today and make a new ending” Maria Robinson<br />
    50. 50. Thank you for listening <br />Renée Clarke<br />Midlands Workplace Wellbeing<br />t: 01562 634926<br />m: 07954 41422<br />e: Renee@mwwellbeing.co.uk<br />A happy workforce is a productive workforce!<br />

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