Have you ever considered the impact your employees physical & mental health may be having on your organisation?
A survey conducted by Southern Cross Health Society and BusinessNZ in 2017 found that wellness has a sizeable impact on productivity. With most enterprises experiencing a noticeable drop in output when staff are unwell and under stress. In 2016 New Zealand lost an average of 6.6 billion working days to absence and that level of absence comes with a significant cost to the economy - around $1.51 billion in 2016 and $1.41 billion a year on average over the past five years. An absent employee typically costs their employer $600 - $1000 a year and takes off an average of 4.5 - 5 sick days a year.
How do Workplace Wellbeing Programmes help?
Because of this, workplace wellbeing programmes are becoming increasingly popular to help employers intervene with their employees mental and physical health and wellbeing. Reported key benefits of these programmes include:
- Improved retention and attraction of employees
- Reduced sick days due to less stress and injury
- Improved employee commitment arising from recognition programmes
- Improved productivity associated with a positive workplace culture
- Improved job satisfaction and enhanced self esteem
Soft tissue manipulation through massage therapy is proven to help reduce occupational and postural stresses on the body. Massage is also a great way of allowing a person to reach a deeper state of relaxation which can be extremely effective in helping reduce stress levels, boosting energy and productivity within an individual.
Contact us today to request more information about our workplace wellbeing programmes.