Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace: a Britain's Healthiest Company summary report

Authors:
HAFNER Marco, et al
Publisher:
Rand Europe
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
xiii, 41
Place of publication:
Cambridge

Drawing upon data collected during the 2014 Britain's Healthiest Company competition, this report examines what drives productivity at work in the participating organisations and, in particular, the relation between the health and wellbeing of staff and their resultant productivity. To understand this relationship, the report looks at the links between lost productivity in terms of presenteeism (being in suboptimal health at work) and absenteeism in association with a range of factors. These are: job and work environment, including stress and health-promotion interventions in the workplace; personal factors, including lifestyle risk-factors related to obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption; and health and physical risks, including chronic conditions and mental health. Using regression modelling techniques, this study establishes associations between these factors and productivity loss in the workplace and compares these results to the wider literature. The report is aimed at policymakers and practitioners and aims to contribute to the wider debate on the link between health, wellbeing and productivity at work. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
conditions of employment, employment, health, wellbeing;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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