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Helping staff stay well is healthy for business

Helping staff stay well is a sign of a good employer, but now it’s proving to be vital for business.

Productivity and engagement can be linked to the physical and mental health of staff. Therefore, it makes sense for companies to invest in the wellness of their workforce.

Improved personal health also leads to less sick days, which cuts the costs of absenteeism. In Australia, absenteeism increased to an average of 11.2 days per employee per annum according to the DHS 2019 Absence Management report. That rise in days off is estimated to have cost the Australian economy over $35 billion in wages and lost productivity. That loss is expected to skyrocket in 2020.

Studies show that when businesses adopt wellness programs there are jumps in employee morale and job satisfaction. Company culture also improves and organisations experience long-term boosts.

Workplace wellness promotes a healthy business

Despite compelling evidence that improving employee health is good for business, the latest Global Wellness Institute research indicates that only 5% of workers in Asia-Pacific have access to workplace wellness programs or services.

If your business is ready to promote a healthier and more productive workforce, CBT can help.

For less than it costs to shout your staff a cappuccino each month, your company can join our new Switch+ wellness streaming service.

Members get unlimited 24/7 access to hundreds of online health and fitness sessions with world-class trainers and coaches. It’s all accessible in one convenient site and participation is trackable. Now it’s simple, effective and affordable for companies to invest in the wellness of their staff!

“Covid-19 has put employee wellness in the spotlight, but looking after your employees will have benefits long after the virus has passed,” says Miriam Fois, CBT General Manager.

Miriam recently spoke with Ticker TV about the benefits of helping staff stay well and you can hit the play button to see the 5-minute interview.

 

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