Building the business case
For a successful workplace health programme, you need the bosses’ backing. We’ve got the tools and economic evidence to help you build a compelling business case about the value of investing in Health at Work.
Return on investment
The benefits of workplace health are significant and wide-ranging, but senior management will want to know the costs and potential returns.
Investing in workplace health makes good business sense. Evidence we've gathered has shown:
- The return on investment for some workplace health initiatives can range from £2 to £34 for every £1 spent.
- The median cost of sickness absence per UK employee in 2013 was £595, and the indirect and hidden costs of sickness can make up around nine percent of an employer’s annual costs.
- Reduced sickness absence was evident in 82 percent of workplace health programmes.
The tools you need
Use the resources below, and collect some data about your workplace, to develop a professional and convincing pitch to the boss: