Fit, healthy and motivated employees are key to the success in any business.
It is important to look after the health and wellbeing of your employees in the workplace as not doing so could place your business at risk. The ill health of employees can not only affect their ability to do their job to the standard expected of them, but can also have an affect on business productivity.
Sickness absence is still a major concern for many organisations and for over a third of businesses, health and wellbeing has not even been considered. Investing in a good health and wellbeing programme is a must for any businesses future as a healthy workforce is a much more productive one.
At least 1 in every 4 people will experience some form of mental health problem including stress related illness, which can lead to absence from work. It is important that the right support is given to these people. Try and find out where the stress has stemmed from, if it is work related then measures should be considered to help the individual return to work. If the stress is non-work related then there are still steps that you can take to help them, putting them in touch with the correct people that can give them the help and support they need during this time.
Well Working Matters can work with line managers and business owners to make sure they are trained to recognise and deal with any health and wellbeing issues that may arise within the workplace. Managing health, work and wellbeing is the responsibility of both the employer and employee, and dealing with these issues together, correctly and efficiently, is crucial to keep a productive workforce.