19 Jun How important should data be in your health and wellbeing decision
Today there are many employee wellbeing incentives that businesses can take part in or outlay an investment for, but are they really making the difference that is intended? Communal fruit bowls, ping pong tables and morning teas for social awareness days paint a great picture of engaging staff by providing additional benefits, but this spend on consumables, although some better than others, is it really helping make the changes needed for the health of your business?
Providing measurable employee health initiatives is what human resources and health and wellbeing managers should be striving for. Ask yourself the big questions, such as what is the cost of ill health to our business? How can a wellness culture change our business, and what can we achieve when employees are more engaged?
Effective health programs should always be measurable and provide value, after all you’re investing your budget and need to report back to the wider business and senior executives, or the board and show the ROI and results, monitoring different points of engagement to identify the effects on your employees. The trust between employees and employers can vary enormously from business to business and industry to industry – so health and wellbeing programs can be greeted by emotions ranging from appreciation to outright suspicion. It is essential that an employer clearly articulates to employees why they are running a program and how the data is used and managed. An effective health program will help develop measurable lifestyle changes, providing you with a happier workforce and results you’ll be happy to share with the whole organisation!
In Australia, we spend $61.8 billion on work-related injuries and disease, with $480 million of workers compensation paid each year for work related mental health disorders.The need for effective and measurable employee health programs is growing. We have seen a growing trend in companies investing in solutions that deliver more definitive evidence of positive impact, over time, “show me the DATA – and show me it over multiple years”.
SiSU Health Group helps clients by identifying the health risks within your business. Breaking down the risks to a dollar value cost to the business by identifying what is affecting your workforce productivity, presenteeism and absenteeism. Together with SiSU Health Group, businesses can accurately identify the areas the business is suffering and why. SiSU Health Group provide the tools and analytical approach to monitor and communicate with your staff.
Engage every employee in your organisation, not just your executives, with employee health initiatives that make a difference. SiSU Health Group has saved our Australian clients $1.3 million collectively each year, not only helping improve company cultures, but delivering outputs thanks to thismachine measured data, free of subjectivityapproach to employee health.
Make an impact and engage your employees in their health, reach out to us, we’d be happy to tailor a solution for you.