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How a focus on wellness can boost your bottom line

27 Feb 2017
Businessman reads up on wellness on his tablet

From increasing workforce productivity, to securing the best executive talent, the commercial benefits of putting wellbeing at the heart of strategy are well documented. But how can you take full advantage?

Lorna Friedman is Bupa Global’s director of medical and health benefits. She says…

  • 140 million working days are lost in the UK each year due to sickness and 300,000 employees a year quit due to ill health
  • The ‘always-on’ 24/7 nature of technology-driven business has markedly increased the pressure on individuals 
  • Corporate cultures need to change with the times. Keeping people productive and not exhausted is what brings benefit.

Find out more by reading the full article


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