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Why everyday should be ‘Companies that Care Day’

Why everyday should be ‘Companies that Care Day’

Posted on February 22nd, 2021

Feeling like your employer truly understands, values, and cares about you can make all the difference to your working life. In fact, it can have a hugely positive effect on your life outside the office too. And so this year the Occupational Health professionals at YourGP are lending their support to Companies that Care Day on 18th March. Because we believe that by helping businesses make simple, positive changes to their working environments and culture, we can boost the physical and mental health and well-being of employees everywhere.

The aim of Companies that Care Day is to educate and inspire employers to analyse their work culture and strive to integrate 10 key factors into their daily business practices:

10 characteristics of socially responsible employers

  1. Sustain a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees
  2. Make employees feel their jobs are important
  3. Cultivate the full potential of all employees
  4. Encourage individual pursuit of work/life balance
  5. Enable the well-being of individuals and their families through compensation, benefits, policies and practises
  6. Develop great leaders, at all levels, who excel at managing people as well as results
  7. Appreciate and recognize the contributions of people who work there
  8. Establish and communicate standards for ethical behaviour and integrity
  9. Get involved in community endeavours and/or public policy
  10. Consider the human toll when making business decisions

That fifth point is exactly where the Occupational Health specialists at YourGP can help. We provide an extensive range of services and can create bespoke packages to suit your individual business needs. By working with us and investing in the health of your employees, the whole team can benefit from being part of a supportive working environment where everyday feels like Companies that Care Day.

Occupational Health from YourGP

  • GP appointments: We offer short-notice GP appointments before, during, and after most company working hours. Your staff to contact us directly and make arrangements for an appointment at our practice, or alternatively we can provide services at your company site for convenience. Our on-the-spot services include ‘fitness for work’ assessments and general health consultations, plus we also deliver a range of specialist treatments, including minor surgical procedures.
  • Medical assessments: We provide a range of medical assessments for employment, compliance or for insurance purposes, such as DVLA, OGUK, and Executive medicals.
  • Travel clinic: We provide advice, inoculations and medication in one place – saving you time and money and ensuring that your employees are both informed and protected before they travel.
  • Sickness absence management: Working with you, we can advise how best to achieve reduced absence duration and frequency, and aim for an overall healthier workforce.
  • Drug and alcohol screening: We offer a range of testing options – from instant urine and breath tests, to more detailed and legally admissible laboratory tests. flu clinics and annual health screening.
  • Flu vaccinations: Our flu vaccination programmes are designed to help protect your workforce against the spread of flu, helping to maintain your business’s productivity during the flu season.

If you would like to discuss ways in which you can make employee health and wellness a priority, get in touch with YourGP’s team of Occupational Health specialists on 0131 225 5656 or email occhealth@your.gp.

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