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Building workforce resilience

Employee health is critical for business health. By creating a culture of health and safety and a wellbeing program that engages and motivates your employees, you can boost productivity and improve your workforce resilience.

The resilience and wellbeing of a workforce is critical to the success of a business.

While this has always been true, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the severe implications for organisations when the health of employees is compromised, including business interruption, loss of key talent, and reputational damage.

To ensure business resilience, it is critical they do not lose sight of the implications of non-communicable health conditions, including diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and mental health issues. Left unmanaged, these also impact business resilience, leading to higher costs and weaker organisational performance.

Employers’ ability to have a positive impact on employee health and resiliency is one of the biggest lessons learned from the pandemic. According to our MMB Health on Demand 2023 report, over four-fifths (82%) of employees who receive 10 or more benefits from their employers say they are thriving compared to just 46% of those who receive no benefits.

Poorly designed plans can undermine the health and engagement of all employees, most especially vulnerable populations, not to mention the employer branding of a firm. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of employees who are offered 10 or more benefits say this makes them more likely to stay with their firms.

It is critical that employee health is made a business imperative with strong support from risk managers, finance, and executive sponsors alongside HR. Firms need to plan ahead for the design, delivery, and financing of solutions that enhance access to quality healthcare. Employers that proactively mitigate health issues and pandemic-related needs through targeted interventions and a culture of safety and wellbeing can drive positive business outcomes.

MMB can help you

Mercer Marsh Benefits can work with you to tackle workplace wellbeing in a more meaningful way, optimising your workforce health and reducing risk. 

We can help you to:

  • Better understand the health needs and profile of your workforce through collection and alaysis of available health risk data.
  • Discover where employee needs are not being met by conducting a gap analysis and benchmarking your program against current and emerging best practice.
  • Develop a strategic plan and multi-year roadmap to optimise your workforce health.
  • Deliver a range of digital and onsite solutions that address the physical, emotional, financial, and social wellbeing needs of your employees.


Health on demand: Delivering the benefits employees want now

Our research study looks at the views of over 17,000 employees across the globe as greater demand for benefits that meet real employee needs is driving a shift towards digital wellbeing and self-care.



of HR and risk professionals say that health and safety is a serious threat to business.


agree or strongly agree that they are stressed in everyday life.

Employee health is critical for business health. Examine strategies that boost productivity by creating a wellbeing program that engages and motivates your workforce.

Speak with one of our team today.

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Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.”