Evidence shows that work is beneficial to health and wellbeing, and it can give individuals a stronger sense of self-esteem, purpose and identity1.
Typically, the average adult spends around a third of their waking hours at work, giving employers an ideal opportunity to promote a healthy working culture. And with Covid-19 possibly changing the working environment for many, for ever, the requirement of employers to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees has never been greater.
Employees who are in good health are less likely to take time off work and are, on average, three times more productive than those in poor health2.
1. Local Government Association. Health, work and health related worklessness,2016
2. Business in the Community. Musculoskeletal Health Toolkit for Employers,2018