Well Being

What Benefits You Can Expect.

Monitoring workplace health has been shown
to have major benefits for both the individual
employees and the collective workforce.

  • Employee health improvements
  • More productive workforce
  • Healthier employee lifestyles
  • Greater teambuilding
  • Help to avert health emergencies

Employee Health Improvements

A study by Oxford University published in the Journal of Human Hypertension showed the effectiveness of tracking wellness metrics in the reduction of high blood pressure.

The study, carried out using six Wellpoints, was conducted over a year and concluded that they had shown “a clinically and statistically significant reduction in blood pressure in users of a workplace kiosk that was sustained at 6 and 12 months”.

The report went on to state that the use of wellness systems was “likely to result in considerable decrease in cardiovascular risk”.

More Productive Workforce

Studies have shown that workers with a BMI over 35 take an average of 6 more sick days than those with a BMI under 25. According to the UK Labour Force Survey, the average sick day costs employers £107.85 per employee. With the average UK employee taking 6 days off sick per year, an overweight employee could cost a company on average £1,300 per year in absenteeism.

Healthier Employee Lifestyles

A survey by Aflac showed that 61% of employees who have access to a company wellness program have actively used it to make healthier lifestyle options. This could lead to fewer days lost to sick leave, but also showed that staff rank effective wellness programs as one of their top factors in deciding whether to take or remain in a job. A further study by the American Psychology Association showed that 89% of employees at organisations that support well-being and health improvement initiatives are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work.

Greater Teams

The use of Wellpoints within company wellbeing initiatives almost always comes as part of a wider holistic approach to looking after the health of employees. Encouraging staff to partake in positive fitness activities alongside colleagues can have a secondary effect of building stronger camaraderie amongst the workforce. Many companies are now using wellbeing programmes to complement wider teambuilding exercises in order to help improve mental health by fostering a more sociable work environment.

Health at Work: Economic Evidence Report 2016

The Health at Work: Economic Evidence Report provides data on the impact and effectiveness of workplace health initiatives. The report, compiled by ERS in 2016, the document presents compelling evidence of the cost to employers of sickness absence, presenteeism and staff turnover and how these costs could be reduced through the introduction of up-front investment in workplace health initiatives.

Averting Health Emergencies

The precision measurements taken by the Wellpoint also enable individuals to avert what might otherwise become a major health emergency. In Lincolnshire, a highly serious medical condition was detected early that could otherwise have led to stroke or heart attack. As one of our users wrote to us;

“My partner also works here, after going on the Wellpoint it came back several times that he was suffering with high blood pressure. We decided to book a doctor’s appointment and as a result he was sent to hospital put on an ECG which showed damaged to his left ventricle of his heart.

A&E doctor said due to his age (27) normally high blood pressure goes unnoticed till it’s too late (Stroke or heart attack). I’m not sure without the health Kiosk being brought to the depot what would have happened.”