It is estimated that health related absenteeism costs Australian businesses approximately $7 billion a year. The Workplace Health association of Australia has found that the average Australian worker is stressed, overweight and unfit. About 65 per cent of our fellow workers report moderate to high stress levels, while 41 per cent have levels of work-related psychological distress considered to be “at risk”.
But what can we do as Employers to better manage this? You might ask, why do anything at all?
There is extensive research that tells us that a positive working environment, which can include everything from office layout, work hours / work-life balance, employee benefits and appropriate remuneration creates and drives a positive culture within the organisation.
Furthermore, happy and healthy employees are proven to be more productive and engaged.
It is also important to remember that our duty as an employer includes ensuring that the workplace does not negatively impact on our people both physically and or psychologically.
Creating an environment and culture within your organisation that promotes living a healthy lifestyle and provides opportunity for your employees to access services that can assist with this just makes good business sense.
As active and energetic people ourselves, our team at Altitude Safety firmly believe in the value of health and wellbeing promotion.
Please feel free to contact us here to discuss your wellbeing program needs.
Health & Wellbeing
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Work place health assessments
Tailored Health and Wellbeing Program
Healthy eating/Nutrition Guides
Workplace fitness programs
Corporate Team Building: Working with highly experienced and qualified guides, we specialise in outdoor adventure team building activities including hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking in the beautiful Grampians region.
Health and Wellbeing training sessions