UK employers are failing to adequately invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, which is costing the UK economy £57 billion a year in lost productivity. This is why Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is important.
Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is the UK’s most comprehensive workplace wellness study. It is a dual survey completed by both employer and employees, therefore offering both a top-down and bottom-up view of the nation’s health. Participating employers will gain a better understanding of the health risks affecting their employees, how these change over time, and their associated health and productivity impact. The research also looks at how organisations, through the workplace, can support their employees to be healthier and more productive, and provides recommendations for improvement.
Since its inception in 2013, 230 companies and 65,696 employees have taken part in the study. Previous winners include organisations such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Adidas UK, Quintiles and Nomura.
The Britain’s Healthiest Company awards, launched in 2013, are based on Britain’s largest and most comprehensive annual workplace wellness survey to show how employee health and wellbeing impacts on productivity and company profits. Employees are asked questions about their lifestyle behaviours, general health, mental wellbeing, and hard and soft productivity measures. Companies provide a broad view of leadership and cultural aspects, and corporate policies, practices and facilities that could directly impact on employee health. The results of the two surveys are then considered together to understand how corporate actions are impacting on employee health and productivity.
The survey was developed by Vitality, and is conducted in partnership with Mercer, the global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Research and analysis for Britain’s Healthiest Company is undertaken by the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe, which collaborate on health research through the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research.
For more information, visit Britain’s Healthiest Company’s website: www.britainshealthiestcompany.co.uk, or find them on Twitter at @BritsHealthiest.