The Impact of Wellbeing Policies


Thinking about implementing wellbeing policies but not sure if they’re worth the time?

76% of employers now measure the impact of the health and wellbeing schemes they’ve introduced for their staff, and the numbers show that 99% of these employers have found positive impacts for their business.

Such support has positive impacts on various aspects of the business, and combining them together, creates success internally as well as a successful image externally for different stakeholders.

Inside the workplace, monitoring health and wellbeing of employees keeps staff safe and happy. This increases productivity, as well as reducing both the number of absences and instances of long-term sickness. It’s evident that good morale and team dynamics creates a better momentum and having staff be present at work, both physically and mentally, supports efficiency and also makes a positive return on investment (ROI).

A lot of absences are due to work-related mental health issues, and so creating a happier work environment and offering support to help with mental health and wellbeing will prevent more staff from being off sick due to mental health. For those who are absent from work or have been on long-term sick, it means that they’ll be able to return to work quicker as the correct and well-needed support will be in place.

Employee wellbeing programmes boost staff retention

Another benefit that has been found with 42% of employers is that wellbeing support has created a sense of loyalty and engagement amongst staff members. It’s crucial that employees engage with their employers and company activities because it creates a shared sense of teamwork, furthering the success of a company whilst also enabling a positive, and healthily competitive environment. In turn, this healthy and thriving working environment aids employee retention and recruitment. Keeping employees and upskilling workers, as well as recruiting more talent, reinforces organisational and economic growth.

How can internal wellbeing strategies attract future employees? According to recent research, 13.7 million days are lost each year in the UK due to work related stress, anxiety, or depression. The global Covid-19 pandemic gave people time to reflect on health and wellbeing and what’s important; since then, there’s been a shift in attitudes towards work and mental health, especially with younger generations. Job seekers, as well as employed people, are looking for workplaces and employers that see mental health and wellbeing as a priority. Being able to attract younger generations and the future workforce is a huge positive and business success - times and cultures are changing.

Investing in Occupational Health has never been more important

With the rise in those seeking support and the sick economy in the UK, it’s time to do something about it. Having external support from UKIM Occupational Health and Wellbeing ensures thorough support so that businesses and staff can flourish.

How can UKIM Occupational Health & Wellbeing help?

  • Employee Wellbeing
  • Case Management
  • Pre-Placement Assessments
  • Physiotherapy
  • Health Surveillance
  • Psychology & Counselling
  • Absence and Presenteeism Management
  • Menopause in the Workplace