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False economies

On the face of it, someone working longer hours may not seem like an issue. But the CIPD reports that there are several ways ill people working can end up costing your business. Not only do they run the risk of infecting other members of staff with their illness, they may work less effectively, make more mistakes and ultimately remain unwell for longer. Similarly, a work environment where staff feel obliged to work out of hours can grind down team morale.

Resetting the scales

Steve Thompson, managing director at Forward Role Recruitment, notes that “57% of employees would stay in their job longer if there was more effort put into looking after their wellbeing,” adding to that the same percentage believe their work quality would improve if more health measures were in place.

Findings by The Rewards & Employee Benefits Association suggest that employers are rolling out wellbeing strategies at a rate never seen before. Over half of respondents (54.8%) have no wellbeing strategy in place, but virtually all of this group plan to implement one in the next few years.

Striking a balance with Bupa

With Bupa’s business cover, you don’t have to face the challenges of employee wellbeing alone. Our services are here to guide you and your team on the path towards work-life balance and wellbeing, and provide a safety net if it’s ever needed.

If you’re looking to help your team find the right work-life balance, we can help you tackle presenteeism and leaveism in the workplace with a wide range of support and tools. It’s easy to get a Bupa guide price, simply click here to find out more.


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1. This offer is available to UK registered corporate entities who purchase a new Bupa Select Company PMI policy directly through Bupa for their small or medium sized business (“SME”). The offer only applies to new SME Clients, including those switching from an alternative company health insurance provider, and is not available for existing Bupa SME Clients or available on any other Bupa products or services.
2. The offer is not available to SME Clients purchasing a Bupa Select policy via an intermediary and is only available to SME Clients purchasing a Select Company PMI policy to cover between 2 and 249 employees.
3. This offer is only available for new or switching SME Clients for whom a quote is provided between 1st April 2019 and 31st May 2019 inclusive. Quotes are valid for 28 days and the policy must start between 1st April 2019 and 31st May 2019 inclusive. Bupa’s standard Terms of Business and Bupa Select Policy Terms & Conditions will apply.
4. Eligible SME Clients will receive access to Bupa’s Healthy Minds Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for up to 12 months, commencing on the SME Client’s policy start date and will be available during this period subject to the Bupa Select Company PMI policy being active. There is no option to upgrade or otherwise change this offer. Please note this offer will not be applied in subsequent years. If you wish to continue to have access to Healthy Minds EAP for your employees after this initial 12 months, you must request this at renewal of your Select Company PMI policy and pay any applicable fees and charges.
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