Healthy People = Healthy Business
Aux Etats-Unis, au premier chef car ce sont les entreprises qui payent l’assurance santé de leurs salariés.
“At Google, we know that health, family and wellbeing are an important aspect of Googlers’ lives. We have also noticed that employees who are happy and healthy, as well as respected and rewarded for their contributions, demonstrate increased motivation and productivity. From both a work-life balance as well as a job satisfaction perspective, our programmes work to ensure that Google is and remains an emotionally healthy place to work”.
Lara Harding, People Programs Manager, Google
Now, more than ever, employee wellbeing is the key weapon in the corporate battle for survival. During economic downturn, employers in all sectors are focusing on how to maximise the contribution of their employees. Sickness absence costs UK employers £8.4 billion a year but £15.1 billion a year is lost through reduced productivity at work (presenteeism). Presenteeism accounts for 1.5 times as much working time lost as absenteeism.
Cost to UK employers (£billion)
“If organisations increased investment in a range of good workplace practices which relate to engagement by just 10%, they would increase profits by £1,500 per employee per year”. (IES/Work Foundation ‘People and the Bottom Line’ 2008)