BUSINESS BENEFITS

GENERAL BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELLBEING PROGRAMS

 

The benefits of funding and facilitating employee health and wellbeing programs are clear – this is true for businesses of any size. The evidence is overwhelming that employee wellbeing, employee health assessments, and other employee benefits can increase employee productivity, morale, and reduce absence, as well as multiple other benefits.

To the employerTo the employee
Reduced AbsenteeismImproved Health Outlook
Healthier and More Productive StaffUnlimited 12 Month Health Advice 
Improved Public Image – SPA Medical CertificateUnlimited 12 Month Counselling Service
Employee Group Health MetricsMental Health Assessment Tool 
Improved Staff MoraleDietary and Nutrition Advice
Reduced Risk of LitigationGym Membership and Instruction
To the employer
Reduced Absenteeism
Healthier and More Productive Staff
Improved Public Image – SPA Medical Certificate
Employee Group Health Metrics
Improved Staff Morale
Reduced Risk of Litigation
To the employee
Improved Health Outlook
Unlimited 12 Month Health Advice
Unlimited 12 Month Counselling Service
Mental Health Assessment Tool
Dietary and Nutrition Advice
 Gym Membership and Instruction 

FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELLBEING PROGRAMS

As many as 960,000 employees take sick leave of a month or more each year, and assuming the average UK salary this can cost employers as much as £2300 per month for each person. On a higher than average salary it can cost much more. It is a fact that employee health assessments and other staff wellbeing services  have been shown to reduce absence, and as far as we are aware we are the only UK employee wellbeing company that offers employee health assessment packages on a pay monthly basis after the initial deposit; and with our competitive prices the cost of a high quality wellbeing program with tangible employee benefits has never been more affordable.

 

AN SPA MEDICAL ASSESSMENT CAN IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR EMPLOYEES

HERE’S WHY

According to Public Health England, “NHS health assessments have the potential to prevent 1600 heart attacks and strokes, at least 650 premature deaths, and over 4000 new cases of diabetes each year. At least 20,000 cases of diabetes and kidney disease could be detected earlier, allowing individuals to be better managed.” SPA Medical support the NHS health assessment program, but sadly time and financial constraints within the NHS create limitations – SPA Medical offer a far more comprehensive service that greatly increases the scope of health assessments and therefore offer benefits beyond even those quoted by Public Health England.

 
 

IMPROVED HEALTH REDUCES STAFF ABSENCE

HERE’S WHY

Treating medical conditions early leads to better health – better health results in less employee absence. As an example Health England’s figures suggest that “a total of 940,000 people in England are unaware they have diabetes”…”too often they only find out they have the disease after they have developed serious complications such as heart and kidney disease or foot problems that can lead to amputation.” Diabetes is easily treatable and testing for diabetes is one of multiple tests we undertake.

 
 

IMPROVED HEALTH INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY

HERE’S WHY

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and others argue that wellness initiatives improve employee engagement, and improve performance and productivity. It is also well known that poor productivity results from staff who feel undervalued – healthy, well, and happy staff who feel their employer values their well-being are known to perform better.

 
 

THE COMBINATION OF THESE FACTORS COULD SAVE MONEY AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE FOR ANY ORGANISATION

WHAT BENEFITS CAN YOU EXPECT?

The combination of these factors could save money and improve performance for any organisation – based on a salary of £40,000, a mid-range SPA Medical health assessment package will be almost cost neutral if it prevents just one in every ten people from taking four weeks sick leave. However, it should be noted that if many chronic illnesses are left undetected and untreated the individual may require far more time away from work – on average we have made GP referrals for one in every seven clients. In addition to these potential cost benefits the unquantifiable benefits that arise from increased productivity will always have a positive effect on the financial performance of any business.

HOW CAN HEALTH CHECKS BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS?

Business A is a large independent business that offers a broad range of professional services including design, planning, and engineering. Following a review of its UK benefits strategy it implemented a wellbeing plan that included health insurance and health assessments. Following this introduction its sickness absence reduced from 5.7% to 4.3% and its average health age score fell to 0.5 years less than the actual age in comparison to plus 3.2 years average among colleagues.

Assuming an average salary of £30,000 this represents a cost saving of £420 for each member of staff.

 

Business B is a non-departmental public body that safeguards children and advises family courts. The company introduced an employer funded health plan including health assessments and other wellbeing initiatives. Sickness absence reduced from 16.2 days to 8.8 days per person and more than 81% staff now say the organisation cares about their health.

Assuming an average salary of £30,000 this represents a cost saving of £2200 for each member of staff.

 

Business C is a well-known national bank that decided to introduce a culture of wellness among staff, a major component of this culture was the implementation of voluntary health assessments. Following the introduction of this culture 82% of staff planned to make positive changes to their lifestyles and a number of staff from various departments and locations were advised to see their GP as their health assessment highlighted a potentially serious condition.