Health and wellbeing at work is made up of a combination of physical, social, intellectual and emotional factors. Health and wellbeing work collaboratively, influencing each other both inside and outside of the workplace, and as individuals we are dependent on gaining a healthy balance between the two in order to remain healthy and well. People are now more aware and understanding of the effects our physical and mental health has on our own wellbeing, as well as the substantial impacts our wellbeing has on our health. Over recent years, workplace wellness has become increasingly popular, with more and more employers taking an increased interest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, in terms of their job satisfaction and productivity levels. At David Barber Occupational Health, we have developed our own health and wellbeing programme that measures, monitors and puts the steps in place to help improve employees own health and wellness.
It comes as no surprise that unhappy, unmotivated and ill employees are less productive, inefficient and have higher rates of absenteeism in the workplace. When an employee’s health or wellbeing suffer, so does their quality of work, which doesn’t only impact on their own job satisfaction, but on business operations. Over the past few years, stress accounted for 35% of all work-related ill health cases (according to a BHF study), which really highlights the significant impact health and wellness has on employees, and how this should be recognised and addressed within the workplace.
The longer a person experiences poor health and wellbeing, the more long term issues this creates, and the greater length of time this will take to introduce them back into the workplace. Stress of employees job roles is cited by 19% of employees as a key reason for leaving(According to evidence found by the BHF); this negative impact on labour turnover, and subsequent impacts on recruitment and training costs shows the longer term impacts not having a health and wellbeing program in place in your organisation can lead to. Contact us to find out more about to reduce these impacts.
At David Barber Occupational Health, as part of our health and wellbeing program, we carry out 4 checks in 10 in the workplace. Our specialist Occupational Health Technicians come into your workplace and carry out 4 checks in the space of 10 minutes.
These 4 tests include:
From these results, our occupational health team will present you with an instant snapshot of an employee’s health, and this outlines where you can put actions in place to improve this going forward. Our team will guide you throughout the entire process and make it as easy as possible to maintain your employee’s health and well being. Contact us to find out more.
The David Barber Occupational Health health and wellbeing program also gives you the opportunity to seek advice on how to improve your employees’ wellbeing, so that they can improve themselves both inside and outside of the workplace. We can carry out an assessment into how both their mental and physical health is impacting their wellbeing, and provide advice and suggest steps to put in place to work towards a healthier balance between the two. David has completed a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and can be there to help with some mental health problems your employees may currently be facing. This is something we can tailor to you and your employees as part of your health and wellness plan. Our specialist team helps to put the steps in place to improve wellbeing in the workplace for the long term. Contact us to find out more about how we can help.
Ultimately, by investing in a bespoke health and wellbeing program with David Barber, you are helping to make sure your employees have greater stability in their health and wellbeing and are able to provide support to put the steps in place to work towards getting a better balance between their current health and wellbeing levels. This means that your employees will have higher job satisfaction, and are happier in and outside of the workplace. As a business, you will have employees that are working more productively, producing a higher quality of work and are more efficient with what they do. If you would like to find out more about our health and wellbeing programs, and how they can benefit your organisation, get in touch with our specialist occupational health team at David Barber today.
We can help ensure that you remain fully compliant with all workplace and governmental laws that surround health and wellbeing in the workplace, whilst getting you the results you require. Contact us to discuss your requirements and we’ll help ensure your workplace remains happy, healthy and safe.
One of the many benefits we offer at David Barber Occupational Health is the use of our online management system. You will be able to access your reports from our various services and tests for each of your employees. The online system we use ensures all of your data is secured, only accessible to you via a unique login and has ISO accredited security standards. Find out more about our client system by emailing us.
If this is the first time you’ve ever thought about workplace wellness services, we understand it can be difficult to know where to start. However, even thinking about putting your employee’s wellness first at work is an excellent first step.
We’ll work with you to establish your objectives, and what you want to achieve through a health and wellbeing program with us. Whether that’s motivating staff and raising their job satisfaction, investing in their mental health or trying to decrease absenteeism across the business.
Why not get in touch with our team today, and we can talk you through the steps we can take together to develop your health and wellbeing program.
Promoting overall wellbeing, and looking after your physical and mental health shows that you are looking after your employees as people. Putting their health and wellness first in the workplace presents a positive, open and caring culture which will be carried through by your team.
Definitely not. We carry out a workplace health check, which takes as little as 10 minutes! Then, working with you on workplace wellbeing we’ll ensure the approach we take is bespoke to your business and the needs of your employees. Our team will help you to put manageable steps in place to improve wellbeing in the workplace for the long term.
Not only is workplace wellness important to ensure employees are happy and have high levels of job satisfaction, but it can also help them to perform more productively and take less time off work. Investing in a health and wellness program benefits the business just as much as the individual.
Not required by Law but is a good way to promote employee engagement and aid staff retention.
An appropriate wellbeing programme should be voluntary.
We provide the employee with a health “passport” so that they can compare results year on year.
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