A free guide to improving workplace well-being, with eight practical steps to help reduce staff absence and cross-infection, has been launched by Julius Rutherfoord. Figures from PwC research this year indicate that sick days cost UK business £29 billion annually. It is no surprise that having healthy staff in your organisation leads to lower absenteeism, improved productivity, increased morale and better staff retention. But what can be done to reduce the business bill for being ill?
Short-term absence from minor illness is the most common cause of absence. The guide reveals some shocking facts about the spread of infection in the workplace and outlines practical steps that business owners, facilities managers and those with responsibility for business operations can take to improve workplace well-being.
James Bennett, operations director at Julius Rutherfoord, said: “Failure to look after staff and care for facilities is costing businesses dearly. Getting workplace well-being right is essential for 21st century businesses that are striving for growth in a challenging economic environment.”