Recent data analysis from the Department of Health shows clear evidence that investing in workplace health will directly influence a company's productivity, culture, and bottom line.
Some interesting workplace health data…
Despite our advances in medicine and industry, preventable diseases are on the increase. In the 2012 Australian health report recently released, it was found that 1 in 7 people had 5 or more health risk factors, 1 in 4 Australian adults were obese (not just overweight), and the prevalence of diabetes more than doubled between 1990 and 2008.
It is well known that habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity contributes indirectly to time away from work. Poor morale and stress also impact negatively on the bottom line.
For every dollar invested in workplace health and wellbeing programs, there is a return on investment of between $3 and $6. The return rate is shown via improvements in sick leave, injury rates, productivity, and staff turnover.
Even though it may seem hard to justify budgeting for health programs when industry is slow, investing in workplace health is more cost effective in both the short and long term.
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