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More than ever, businesses require bespoke wellbeing programs that look across all dimensions of employee wellbeing, including mental, physical, social, career and financial. These programs support an organisation’s employee value proposition and ensure they have a healthy and productive workforce.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies the workplace as a key area for targeting health promotion and disease prevention, with the average Australian spending a third of their day at work, it makes sense to use this environment to reinforce healthy attitudes and behaviours.

Workplace wellbeing programs are effective tools in improving your employee’s productivity, health and wellbeing. Business leaders who adopt a human-centred design method that utilises data to drive decisions on what employees in their company needs, will create a program that improves workforce engagement, boosts organisation-wide culture and morale, as well as reduce risk of injury or harm.

A sound employee wellbeing program starts with a solutions-focused and consistent framework that helps develop clear objectives and measurable matrix. This then helps direct initiatives that are targeted to the intended group of employees, work functions and location. Ultimately, the goal of any robust workplace wellbeing program is to:

  • improve employee’s health and wellbeing
  • enhance a productive workforce for the organisation
  • improve employees’ engagement and morale

Benefits of Health and Wellness Strategies are:

  • Improved wellness through less non-illness related personal leave
  • More staff 'fit for work'
  • More comprehensive employment assistance
  • Better managed productivity
  • Improved risk management
  • Increase in staff attendance

Wellbeing Hub

The Mercer Marsh Benefits Wellbeing Hub gives you practical insights and services to enhance or develop your business’s wellbeing program.

Download our Psychosocial Risk Management in Practice Handbook

Every workplace in Australia has a legal duty of care to their employees to protect them from psychosocial hazards such as bullying and harassment, violence in the workplace, remote and isolated work, and burnout. Download our handbook below to learn more about how to protect your employees and create mentally healthy workplaces.

Key Contacts:

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Kristy Nicholson

National Manager – Health and Safety Consulting, Mercer Marsh Benefits

+61 2 8864 8214

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