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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.

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.2

2. Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK, Reward & Employee Benefits Association March 2017 https://reba.global/files/document/96/1487613242_REBAEmployeeWellbeingResearch2017ESV_web.pdf

3. Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help (A short guide), FSB September 2017https://www.fsb.org.uk/docs/default-source/fsb-org-uk/well-being-and-small-business---how-you-can-help.pdf

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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4. The cost of Presenteeism & Why it’s not just about money, hub from High Speed Training Feb 2017https://www.highspeedtraining.co.uk/hub/the-cost-of-presenteeism/

5. Calls may be recorded, and to maintain quality, a nursing manager may monitor some calls, always respecting the confidentiality of the call.



The quotations in this communication reflect the specific experience of one business. The advice given may work for some businesses but may not work for others.


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