Through reformed occupational health services we can improve workforce wellbeing. The health industry lacks the support to adopt business led health interventions, reducing businesses' effectiveness as a key tool for improving workforce health. With compelling health, economic and financial benefits on offer, we need the government to guide business and shift the mindsets of industry towards health as an investment, not a cost.
“We need to understand and articulate the benefits of health to commercial opportunities for business in terms of jobs and GDP growth. There is a strong correlation between health and job satisfaction, which in turn drives better business performance. The best employers deliver up to 3.5% higher annual returns.”Jordan Cummins, Programme Director, Health, CBI
A healthier nation, built on the foundation of wellbeing, could boost job satisfaction and business performance – and reduce health inequalities across the UK.
Improving occupational health services could reduce sick leave by 30% per year
The healthiest workforces deliver up to 3.5% higher annual returns
Workforce ill health costs the UK around £300bn in lost economic output annually, excluding health costs
Health is the biggest driver of a person’s life satisfaction: explaining 48% of life-satisfaction differences between individuals of the same age. And poor health is expensive: costing the UK around £300bn in lost output annually, excluding health costs. Check out some of the CBI's exclusive resources to learn more.
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