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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 residents aged 18+ who purchase a new Bupa Select company health insurance policy directly through Bupa for their small or medium sized business (“SME”). The offer only applies to new SME customers, including those switching from an alternative company health insurance provider, and is not available for existing Bupa SME customers or available on any other Bupa products or services.
2. The offer is not available to customers purchasing a Bupa Select policy via an intermediary and is only available to customers purchasing a company health insurance policy to cover 2 to 249 employees or more.
3. This offer is only available for new or switching customers for whom a quote is provided between 07 January 2019 and 28 February 2019 inclusive (the “Quote”). Quotes are valid and able to be accepted for 28 days but the policy start date on your Quote must be between 07 January 2019 and 28 February 2019 inclusive. In addition to the terms set out herein, Bupa’s standard Bupa Select policy terms and conditions will apply in full.
4. The discount amount is based on 20% of the total annual subscription amount that would otherwise be payable by you for your SME Bupa Select policy. Your discounted subscription amount will be stated in your Quote and shall be your base price going forward for your SME Bupa Select policy. At renewal of your policy, this base price will be used when calculating your renewal premiums. We also consider additional factors such as (but not limited to) claims history, age of members, the rising cost of healthcare and IPT and these will be factored into each year’s renewal subscription.
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