Why is health in the workplace so important? What risks are in store for companies that do not sufficiently promote health? What measures promote health in the workplace?
The subject of health promotion in the workplace raises a whole host of questions. We have compiled the most important facts on corporate health management for you. You can make an effective contribution to promoting the wellbeing of your employees with the following tips.
Let’s start off with the hard facts: On average, every franc invested in corporate health management (CHM) pays you back three times over. It not only saves companies costs, but also lots of time. Those who strengthen the health of their employees therefore do more than just take care of the wellbeing of individual employees. Instead, they also reap the benefits of prevention and suitable measures in the form of a higher performance corporate culture.
The following are some advantages of successfully implemented corporate health management:
As a management task, CHM includes the steering and integration of all company processes with the following goals: Maintain and improve the health, motivation, and wellbeing of employees. All corporate health management (CHM) actions influence behavior and conditions in favor of promoting health.
Day-to-day office life entails various factors that can put a strain on health: Poor posture or shortcomings in office furniture can lead to back pain. Tripping hazards can cause accidents. Persistent stress can result in excessive strain and burnout.
The subject of burnout, in particular, has gained a lot of attention in the past few years – an important step in preventing and combating this mostly work-related, chronic condition of fatigue. Stressful situations over a short period of time do not cause anyone any long-term damage. However, if the strain at work has no end in sight, the human regulatory mechanism comes to a halt. This favors the onset of a series of physical and mental illnesses:
Regular strain, unrealistic requirements, acute risks and sustained stress at work can thus negatively affect the productivity of your employees. Those who are exposed to such work-related and social risks over the long term often become chronically ill. A lack of health protection for the people at your company therefore also entails a significant economic risk.
Corporate health management strengthens the physical and mental health of those at your company with preventative measures. Motivated and high-performing employees are the most important goal here – as well as the prevention of occupational accidents and sickness.
Stress- and burnout-related absences cause immense costs for Swiss companies every year. Protect your employees with an effective strategy for dealing with stress. Preventing burnout syndrome at an early stage benefits the mental health of employees and creates a healthy work environment.
The benefits of burnout prevention:
If you invest in ergonomic workspaces, you will increase the wellbeing of your employees. And with ergonomic working conditions, you will decrease the number of illness-related absences in the long term because musculoskeletal disorders have a negative impact both on the working and private lives of your staff.
The benefits of workplace ergonomics:
Are you sitting and working in an ergonomically correct way? You can find all the information you need about workplace ergonomics here.
Over one million accidents happen in Switzerland every year. Most of them happen in the home or generally during free time. Effective accident prevention thus includes the workplace as well as private life.
The benefits of accident prevention:
Quick and professional action is required when employees have longer absences after an accident or illness. The sooner action is taken, the higher the success rate for recovery and reintegrating the affected employee. And longer absences as well as high absence costs can be reduced.
The benefits of care management:
Corporate health management is a wide ranging subject that knows almost no boundaries. We have compiled additional, tried-and-tested ideas for you to strengthen the health, team spirit, and satisfaction of the employees at your company:
Admittedly, there is no guarantee of success for these health measures. But if you conduct a serious analysis of the current situation, know your resources, set realistic goals, and take action accordingly, you will create optimum conditions for successful health promotion at the workplace and a high-performance work environment.
Our WeCare experts would be glad to help you further with any questions you have about the subject of employee health. Take advantage of their comprehensive expertise in the areas of stress and burnout prevention, ergonomics, accident prevention, and care management and from a large selection of health-promoting services. Regardless of whether you need an in-person workshop on burnout prevention or a digital health app for your employees: Corporate health management is worthwhile – for your team and your company.