The costs generated by work-related health problems have reached an all-time high all over the world. The increase in the number of sick leaves and the reduction in work performance due to poor health are costing companies staggering sums of money.
More and more companies are offering workplace wellness programs to address the problem, but some skeptics claim that the return on investment doesn't justify the costs. What then is the truth? Do wellness programs really help employers reduce the financial impact of poor health?
The answer is an emphatic “yes”. But it could be, in the first place, to address certain standards.
Part of the solution includes encouraging employees to incorporate more movement into their workday by alternating between sitting and standing. One way to implement this is to opt for the concept of ergonomics known as Sit-Stand as some modern companies have done.
Your business will benefit from these seven points:
- A reduction in absenteeism
Nearly a third of employees took an average of two weeks off due to pain caused by computer work. Getting up and moving around during the workday can significantly reduce the risk of such symptoms while eliminating the need for sick leave.
- Increased productivity
60% of employees say they suffer daily from ailments caused by sitting in front of the computer and that their productivity has also been affected. “Improving employee well-being and productivity can lead to significant cost savings. »Stephen Bowden.
- Talent retention
The majority of HR managers say they have seen high-potential employees leave because of working conditions. Sit-Stands prove to talented employees that you are investing in improving their well-being. Moreover, employees who feel appreciated are loyal employees.
- An attractive corporate image
Employees find that a company with a strong health and wellness ethic attracts the best workers. A healthier work environment where talented people are happy to work for companies that care about their well-being attracts new talent, especially among younger generations.
- Happier employees
Employees would feel more fulfilled in the office if they had a sit-stand desk. Happy employees generate 12% higher productivity.
A dynamic culture
Movement in the workplace can make teams more dynamic and therefore more profitable. If the physical, social and psychological elements of the organization are taken into account, it will generate a positive culture that will help maintain well-being, productivity and competitiveness.
- High quality work
Employees' work would be of better quality if they worked standing up from time to time.
All of these benefits are the result of better attention to well-being in the workplace. They are much easier to achieve in your business than you might think.