Would a Corporate Wellness Program help your business?
Studies have shown that approximately a third of working age Australians between 25 and 64 years old report to having at least one of a number of chronic diseases including diabetes, coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. In addition, almost all (96%) of working age Australians have at least one chronic disease risk factor1. The modifiable risk factors such as poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity and stress can be affected via sedentary workplace practices, and work-related stress2. Declining health can have a negative effect on performance; in fact a 20% reduction in a person’s wellbeing can lead to a reduction in performance in the workplace by 10%3. Chronic disease and ill health can also have an economic impact on employers with the 2005-06 cost of absenteeism to Australian business estimated at $7 billion ($1000 per employee) each year and the cost of reduced performance, related to poor health, almost four times that amount at $26 billion1. Additionally employees with poor overall health status are likely to be absent nine times more frequently than their healthier counter parts3.
The good news is that workplace wellness programs can lead to benefits for both employers and employees. Businesses involved with wellness programs can expect:
- Reduced sick leave and absenteeism
- Increased employee retention
- Reduced risk of accidents and less worker compensation
- Increased productivity4
If you need further evidence, consider that healthy workers have been shown to achieve triple the effective full time hours per month compared to unhealthy counterparts3.
Employees also receive a number of benefits from workplace wellness programs including:
- Improved health and well-being
- Increased job satisfaction and motivation
- Improved concentration and energy levels
- Less stress and other work-related illnesses5
How EvolvME can help your business!
Onsite health and wellness consulting
Our staff will visit your office to provide one-on-one counselling services tailored to the individual and focused on health, nutrition and physical activity. These sessions can be tailored to the time that best suits your workplace and can be aligned with other corporate health initiatives.
Group presentations and seminars
If you are looking for an interesting team training session or would like to provide information to a group of employees then EvolvME has a number of great presentations including:
- Healthy food options
- Decoding food labels
- Diet myths and fallacies
- Exercise benefits and goal setting
If these topics don’t interest you, let us know and we will design a presentation or seminar series based on your individual needs.
Workplace health assessment
Worried that your workplace isn’t as healthy as it could be? Let EvolvME assess your workplace and provide tips for how you can encourage better health.
Corporate massage programs
In addition to on site counselling services EvolvME can also provide highly qualified remedial massage therapists to reduce office stress and the negative effects of long periods of sitting including:
- Tension headaches
- Low back pain
- Neck and shoulder discomfort
Our therapists are able to provide massage tables for use or, if preferred, are able to work with employees at their desk and can tailor treatment times to maximise efficiency of service and minimise down time.
Regardless of the plan, EvolvME can train your management team in how to maintain changes in the workplace and is also able to provide ongoing support as necessary.
You will have created a happier, healthier workplace where productivity will thrive and you can feel good about knowing that you have taken an important step in caring for the health and wellbeing of your employees.
Some of the organisations we’ve worked with
Adelaide Secondary School of English
Tea Tree Plaza Mall Walking Group
Contact EvolvME to begin your corporate health plan and journey to workplace wellness
1. Medibank Health Solutions, 2010. Workplace wellness in Australia, Aligning action with aims: Optimising the benefits of workplace wellness, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sydney
2. Comcare, 2011. Benefits to Business: The evidence for investing in worker Health and Wellbeing, Australian Government, Canberra.
3. Healthy Worker – Healthy Futures Initiative. 2014. A workplace health and wellbeing toolkit: Step by step guide to developing a successful workplace program, SA Health, Adelaide.
4. ACT Government, 2012, Guide to Promoting Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace, ACT Government, Canberra.
5. The Heart Foundation, 2011. Healthy Workplace Guide: Ten steps to implementing a workplace health program, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Sydney.