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The key to developing a more healthy and productive workforce is raising the profile of health and wellbeing amongst employees and making it relevant to them at an individual level.

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The key to developing a more healthy and productive workforce is raising the profile of health and wellbeing amongst employees and making it relevant to them at an individual level. Wellbeing initiatives can provide major benefits for both the organisation and the employee. Organisational benefits Reduced absenteeism Reduction in health related claims Potentially lower health insurance premiums Increased productivity Improved morale and loyalty among employees Enhances company image as a progressive, caring employer An understanding of the health of your organisation Excellent opportunity to develop team building. Employee benefits Reassurance that their employer is committed to a long-term investment in them An added benefit of their employment Advice on how to reduce risk factors by changes in behavior Opportunity to discuss any concerns with a health professional Identifying potential risk factors before any condition is present and/ or progresses. The result is a more motivated, productive workforce, lower absenteeism and less long-term health issues, creating the feel good factor for both you and your employees. This can be achieved with a wellbeing assessment that will help you and your employees to understand their current state of health and wellbeing. Assessments should help individuals have a healthy lifestyle through workplace initiatives. The key objective is to appeal to as wide an audience as possible by helping every individual, whatever their age or state of health, achieve a healthy and more rewarding lifestyle. This normally consists of raising awareness through a mixture of workshops, seminars, health assessments and consultancy. The key is to create a critical mass of interest and action that can affect lifestyle changes. It is not necessarily about joining a gym or taking up hill walking. In many cases small simple things can create change, e.g. walking to and from work. By comprehensively assessing an individual it is possible to identify the areas where improvements can be made. The emphasis is on straightforward practical solutions and taking small steps, which add up to a larger goal. About the author This article was provided by Apple Wellbeing, a company whose prime aim is to help individuals have a healthy lifestyle through workplace initiatives. Our key objective is to appeal to as wide an audience as possible by helping every individual, whatever their age or state of health, achieve a healthy and more rewarding lifestyle. Find out more at www.applewellbeing.com.

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