Why Corporate Healthcare Makes Sense
According to the Confederation of British Industry, absence due to staff sickness costs UK businesses about £17 billion a year.
Sickness and ill health don’t just have an impact on a company’s bottom line due to absenteeism. Employees who turn up for work unwell or ‘under the weather’ can under-perform and make expensive mistakes. They can even put themselves or their colleagues at risk if they operate dangerous machinery when ill or on medication.
How Much is Sickness Costing You?
Staff sickness can take a big bite out of any company’s profitability – for example an average small design company with six employees will loose approximately £2,000 a year due to staff sickness, while a hotel with 100 staff might loose about £100,000.
Invest in Health Care to Boost Profitability
Investing in health care for your workforce can help you reduce the amount of money that sickness is costing your company. Employees who are given support to keep well (through health assessments, advice, vaccination programmes and the like) are less likely to get sick, to under perform and to have to take time off work. What is more they will feel good about the fact that they are being cared for and that their health is a priority.
The benefits of corporate healthcare provision include:
- Reduced absenteeism
- Improved staff loyalty and retention
- Improved staff wellbeing and productivity
- Reduced cost of covering for sickness
YourGP can help your company reap the benefits of a healthier and happier workforce. View our range of corporate healthcare services.
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