Why Employee Wellbeing should be your No.1 priority

How to develop an effective, productive and engaged workforce.

Employee Wellbeing should be the number 1 priority for every business. With reported losses of over £700bn due to employee sickness, illness-related underperformance and disengagement -  businesses need to make a change. 

Implementing an Employee Wellbeing Programme will not only support your staff in the long term, but it will also increase employees’ effectiveness and reduce future absences. Prioritising your employees’ wellbeing cultivates a positive working environment by ensuring your employees’ needs are met. 

It has been proven that businesses that don’t have a workplace wellbeing strategy in place are at risk of having lower employee productivity, resulting in an unhappy workforce.

Deciding what each business needs is our speciality.  That’s why we offer a range of bespoke holistic employee wellbeing services at UKIM Occupational Health & Wellbeing, with every one of our plans tailored to your individual business needs.

What are the benefits of an Employee Wellbeing programme?

We have outlined below 8 benefits of our Employee Wellbeing programmes. 

1: Confidentiality

Employee wellbeing programmes are built on a platform of trust and confidentiality. Employees can be rest assured that complete confidentiality is adhered to at all times. It is essential because it helps employees share information, so we can ensure they receive the right level of care they need.

2: Support 

We are here to support you every step of the way; our network of staff perform Occupational Health checks, Physiotherapy services, Counselling services and Rehabilitation services - all delivered UK wide.

Our OH Nurses, Physicians, Account Managers and experienced Clinical Administrators are dedicated to delivering a unique and accountable range of occupational health services. 

3: Develop Strong Relationships 

We develop vital relationships with key stakeholders and business drivers so that they can maintain and improve the occupational health and employee wellbeing of their workforce. Whether over the phone, face to face / in person, or via Teams/Zoom, we aim to always be on hand to offer our range of OH solutions across the UK. 

4: Consultative Approach

Our consultative approach is designed to meet your needs. Our service is entirely intended to support your business needs and its employees.

Our detailed ‘Needs Review’ covers statutory compliance and risk, employee population data, including site location visits and cultural profiles. We design a service in line with your commercial business needs to help you discharge your statutory and legal obligations. 

5: Early intervention 

Timely, early, medical intervention is paramount as it can prevent potential problems before an employee’s condition becomes chronic, resulting in them having to take time off work.  We aim to eliminate employee absence and sickness by offering help, support and immediate medical advice. Offering this service demonstrates that employers really do care about the wellbeing of their workforce. 

6: Support for Managers 

Managers can lack the confidence and support to deal with their teams’ wellbeing and, in some cases, are under pressure to maintain staff productivity with reduced resources. Our OH services are designed to eliminate this by providing the necessary support for line managers by offering the training and resources needed to ensure the productivity of their workforce. 

7: Holistic Approach 

Offering a holistic approach to wellbeing, especially as our work and home life become intertwined with the rise in home working, is imperative. 

But what is a Holistic Employee Wellbeing programme? Holistic means the whole picture. We look at the whole person, everything from an employee's physical, psychological, social and emotional health. 

A Holistic approach is derived from ancient healing traditions that combat illnesses to achieve higher levels of wellness.  These approaches include the use of traditional medical systems, mind, body & spirit interventions, and manipulative and body-based techniques such as Physiotherapy

8: Establishes Trust 

By having an Occupational Health employee wellbeing strategy in place, you're making a bold statement that you trust and want to invest in your employees’ future.  It also shows that you appreciate and value each and every employee.  

Do you have an employee wellbeing programme in place? At UKIM OH, we can deliver measurable employee wellbeing programmes focused on productivity and return on investment.

Get in touch with our team of occupational health experts on 0191 512 8220.