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A recent study by Price Water House Coopers (commissioned as part of the Dame Carol Black Report) showed a return of £4.17 for every £1 spent on staff well-being.
Are you are a small to medium sized Organisation looking to save money and maintain your competitive edge? If so, investing in the health and well-being of your employees can be the best place to start.
Optimis Psychology offers bespoke, innovative interventions based on Psychology, Coaching and Counselling. Our service is results-driven and promises sustainable change.
- Health and Well-being: Stress Management and Resilience.Smoking Cessation. Weight Loss and Healthy Eating. Sleep.
- Performance Enhancement: Public Speaking and Presenting. Self-Confidence. Handling Meetings. Interview Skills. Exam Performance. Time Management. Concentration and Motivation.
- People Skills: Assertiveness. Managing Difficult Relationships.
Why Invest in health and Well-being?
A core belief of Optimis Psychology is that we should all take time to invest in our psychological well-being. The benefits of investing in the well-being of our workforce are widespread both in the short and long-term. It is often overlooked that by nurturing psychological well-being, one is becoming more productive, motivated, engaged, optimistic and (perhaps most importantly) physically healthy.
In 2009, a Review created by Dame Carol Black prompted wide-spread action to improve well-being in the workplace. Since the review was made public, government projects and consultancies have aimed their services at large Organisations (often with over 1000 employees). However, a section of the economy that seems to be lacking special attention, are small to medium sized businesses. Optimis Psychology believes that high-standard services should be accessible and affordable for this section of the work-force.
According to research carried out by the CIPD (2007), the cost of one day of sickness for an average employee across all sectors is £78. For a medium sized business of 100 people, being able to cut 2 days of sickness absence per employee per annum would save £15, 000 per year.
A total of 2.8 million days are lost in the UK due to stress, depression and anxiety (HSE 2009)
Stress affects 1 in 5 people and is the leading cause of work illness (HSE 2009). Another recent study by Price Water House Coopers (commissioned as part of the Dame Carol Black Report) showed a return of £4.17 for every £1 spent on staff well-being.The average cost per person who leaves an employer is £7750, according to the CIPD (2007). The average staff turnover in higher education is 8.4%, so reducing staff turnover will have significant financial benefits.
Other benefits of promoting employee well-being include: Increased employee retention, increased levels of employee engagement, promotion of team-building, improved organisational confidence, attention to dignity in the workplace.
Whatever the nature of your company, whatever change you are looking to make. We would love to hear from you.