Should you implement an Employee Wellbeing Solution into your workplace?
It is without a doubt that organisational leaders are starting to embed employee workplace wellbeing solutions into daily working life. This stems from the realisation that their employees are the lifeblood of their company.
If your organisation has high absenteeism, low productivity levels, and low staff morale, an employee wellbeing solution can effectively solve these issues. And give employees a platform to improve their overall personal wellbeing!
Time to talk statistics!
Absenteeism – A Costly Organisational Issue
Absenteeism costs businesses a lot of money each year. Reports from the Office for National Statistics estimated that 141.4 million working days were lost because of sickness or injury in the UK in 2018. This is the equivalent to 4.4 days per worker.
The most common sickness absences were minor illnesses (coughs and cold) and musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck problems). Other conditions included accidents and food poisoning, and finally mental health conditions.
High Staff Turnover
High staff turnover rates can hold a negative impact on a company and it’s employees in many ways. In retaining employees companies can provide a higher quality of service due to staff experience. In contrast, if a company goes through a hiring process, they can face a lengthy recruitment process, as well as the need to train new employees, consequently costing the organisation in time and money.
Organisations can combat high turnover in a number of ways. Training and rewarding employees is a simple solution which goes far in creating a culture that builds morale. As a result, this encourages staff to stay within their roles.
Low Workplace Morale
Low workplace morale subsequently leads to both high staff turnover and staff absenteeism. This can often stem from, for example, overworking staff or increasing their responsibilities or workload without adequate support and training. New employees can suffer from low morale due to lack of confidence or experience in their job duties and company procedures.
Organisations must ensure that they have the correct procedures, support and resources in place to ensure that the obtain and maintain a high workplace morale. In turn, reducing staff turnover and importantly, creating a healthy, happy workforce.
Why YOU should embed an employee wellbeing solution into your organisation!
We spend up to 40 hours a week in the workplace, that’s a lot of time. If you aren’t taking a proactive approach towards workplace health and wellbeing, your employees are more likely to be unhealthy, unhappy, and lack motivation.
It’s time to address the situation.
At OptiMe, our digital Employee Wellbeing Solution provides employees a variety of wellbeing benefits and actively encouraging employees to live healthier lifestyles. With built in reward systems, you can engage and praise your employees in their wellbeing acheivements and boost team morale.
Our personalised digital solution allows each individual the ability to monitor their wellbeing and set personal goals. Employees are given access to tailored resources, a 24/7 counselling support line and a practical advice line, all within an easy to use app!
If you are interested in adopting OptiMe’s digital wellbeing solution email: email@example.com