Health in the workplace can have a substantial impact on a company’s profitability, whilst absence due to sickness is a growing problem for many employers.
A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)* concluded that an average of 9 days was lost per employee each year due to sickness, at a cost of £588 per employee. This represents an increase on the previous year’s figures.
In our experience, most employers do not know the levels of absence among the staff, or take a proactive approach to managing it.
The operating margins of many companies are coming under increasing pressure, due to many factors, including rising insurance costs and Working Times Regulations. As a result, working practices may need to be reviewed more frequently, to manage costs more effectively.
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Once identified, we can help you consider a number of solutions, either in-house or external, through an understanding of employer / employee relationship responsibilities and focus on the effects of health in the workplace. Solutions may include:
- Risk Management – pre-employment and ongoing healthcare screening.
- Absence Management – ill health assessment and reporting.
- Private Medical and Travel Cover – for the UK (and EEC) and abroad.
- Group Insurance – Income Protection and Critical Illness.
- Employee Assistance Programmes.
Some of the costs can often be met by a reduction in the premiums for your Group Income Protection scheme and / or Professional Indemnity insurance. * Based upon a working year of 228 days.