Back pain is the largest single cause of physical disability in the UK and is one of the most common causes of sickness absence. Today's increasingly sedentary lifestyles are often to blame, including office-based desk jobs that mean sitting for long periods contributing to poor posture and leading to chronic back, shoulder, neck and hip problems.
In a world of transparency, where employees and ex-employees can anonymously post their feelings about their company or ex company on sites such as glassdoor.com, it has never been more important to foster great employee engagement to support your brand as a great employer.
There is a clear link between improving employee health and energy and organisational performance and success. To achieve high performance in these times of change, organisations must be able to adapt and create an environment and culture for employees to thrive.
There are currently many economic and environmental pressures for organisations and their employees that impacts performance and business success.
We spend more of our time working than doing anything else. However, a recent employee survey found that only 37% of employees enjoyed where they work and two thirds of employees felt under work pressure from their employer. Poor work relationships, job pressure and job satisfaction greatly impact on employee health, performance and staff retention.
There are many causes of staff being under too much pressure including poor health and energy, long working hours, large workload and challenging deadlines. This can lead to low team morale and ultimately poor team performance and staff retention.
There are many factors and distractions that can reduce our ability to consistently perform to our best.
Developing a more strategic health and energy programme is a proven long-term approach to attract and retain top talent, increase productivity and overall business performance.
The first quarter (Q1) of each year in business is significant and important, as it can set the pace and tone for the year ahead. Q1 can provide the foundation from which to base the rest of the year by creating short-term objectives that will feed into the overall strategy and vision for your business.
The benefits of coaching your employees to be the best they can be both mentally and physically are clear to see for staff and the organisation; increasing employee engagement, resilience, retention and productivity reduces absence due to poor health.