Why an employee wellbeing programme saves you money

Report
The Employee Wellbeing Programme (EWP)
Ghana Business Coalition
on Employee Wellbeing
(GBCEW)
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Importance of company assets
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Crucial for the company’s success
Must be safeguarded and protected, e.g. machines,
ingredients, property rights
Continuous investment in assets necessary
“Our employees are one of our most valuable assets”
Staff is also one of the most vulnerable assets
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Some health stats
• Malaria is the number one cause of medical consultations
• Almost 30% of the Ghanaian adult population are overweight
• 30-40% have high blood pressure, of which half of them are not
aware
• 9% have diabetes
• Consumption of fruit and vegetables in Ghana is among the
lowest worldwide
• Most women with breast cancer have felt the lump already
months ago but go for treatment when the disease is advanced
• 1/3 of women have an unmet need for family planning and risk
to get pregnant without wanting it
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Health and safety at work (ILO)
• Every 15 seconds, 160 workers have a work-related
accident, many of these resulting in extended absences
from work
• Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related
accident or disease = 6,300 people daily and 2.3 million
annually
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Importance of company assets
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Staff is also one of the most vulnerable assets
Employee wellbeing programmes improve reliability of
staff performance
EWPs improve the work output both in quantity and
quality, reduce cost, and enhance your company’s
profitability
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What is employee wellbeing?
• Wellbeing is more than physical health
• Health = A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
(WHO, 1946).
• Employee wellbeing = creation of an positive and healthy
environment to promote a state of satisfaction which allows
an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for
the benefit of themselves and their organization (CIPD).
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Examples of impact of EWPs (1)
• Fit Business project at Unilever: 2,000 employees got
advice on diet / exercise and had their blood pressure
and BMI monitored for a year
– The percentage of overweight participants fell
by 26% for factory workers and 9% for office staff.
– The participants were also found to be feeling happier
• Blue Shield of California: healthy food options, gym and
exercise classes at no charge (2008-2012):
– Regular physical activity increased by 32%.
– Rates of high blood pressure decreased by 66%.
– Smoking rates dropped by 48%.
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Examples of impact of EWPs (2)
• Reviewing 55 wellbeing programs (Black report), Price
Waterhouse Coopers found a reduction of
– sick leave in 82% of the companies
– staff turnover in 33% of the companies and
– accidents and injuries in 29% of the companies
• The Royal Mail in UK reduced average annual sick leave from
16 to 10 days saving the organization £230m
• Staff turnover reduced from 19% to 9% at Biltmore Tourism
Enterprise: “Employees who participate in our wellbeing
programs do not leave”
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Examples of impact of EWPs (3)
• Johnson & Johnson since 1995:
– Drop in the rate of smoking by more than two-thirds;
– Decline in the rate of high blood pressure and of
physically inactive employees by more than half;
– Savings of $250 million on health care costs over 10 yrs;
– Return of $2.71 for every dollar spent (2002 – 2008)
• The Anderson Cancer Center achieved within six years:
– 80% decline in lost work days
– 64% decline in modified-duty days
– $1.5 million cost savings (=lost days x average pay rate)
– 50% decline in workers’ insurance premiums
• CDC: Companies with comprehensive EWPs and appropriate
health plans can yield 3-6$ for each $ invested over 2-5 years
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Evidence from Ghana (1)
• AngloGold Ashanti, 2006 monthly:
– 6800 malaria cases in the public hospital including
2500 AngloGold workers
– Malaria treatment cost for staff= $55000
• Comprehensive malaria control programme; 2012:
– 300-400 malaria cases, incl. about 150 mine workers
– Treatment cost went down to $1000 .
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Evidence from Ghana (2)
• Goldfields Ghana Ltd, 2010-2012:
– dramatic improvements in average fitness index scores from
60% to 86%
– HIV prevalence in staff = 1% (below national average), no
new infections detected.
– Reduction of 20% in average annual sick leave (from 5.5 days
to 4.4 days).
• Twifo Oil Palm Plantation: prevalence of the parasite that causes
river blindness in staff fell from 90% (2006) to 5% (2012)
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Evidence from Ghana (3)
Dramatic improvement of blood pressure levels among GCNet staff
60%
50%
40%
Normal
30%
Pre hypertension
Hypertension Stage 1
20%
Hypertension Stage 2
10%
0%
1st
screening
2nd
Screening
3rd
Screening
4th
Screening
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Costs related to the lack of EWPs
• Increased medical expenses / high health insurance premiums
• Lower staff productivity (short term absenteeism, employee
morale, presenteeism, visits to the sick and of funerals etc.)
• Expenses for replacements, e.g.:
– Recruitment and training
– Lower quality and quantity output in the beginning
– Costs of errors
• Interruptions of work following accidents
• Costs of delivery delays, loss of clients
• Legal costs (law cases)
• Compromised image in society, impact of consumer boycotts
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Costs due to sick leave
Case: hypothetical company in Ghana, 100 employees, average
monthly salary = 1000 GHC
• 100 x 1000 GHC x 12 months = 1,200,000 GHC annual salary
• Average 18 work days per month: each day of sick leave per
employee costs 55.56 GHC
• One day of average sick leave = 5,556 GHC
• Five days of average sick leave = 27,778 GHC
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Costs due to presenteeism
Case: hypothetical company in Ghana, 100 employees, average
monthly salary = 1000 GHC, daily salary = 55.56 GHC
• 100 x 1000 GHC x 12 months = 1,200,000 GHC annual salary
• One hour of one employee not working: 6.94 GHC
• One hour on average of staff not working: 694 GHC
• One hour on average per week of staff not working: 30,000 GHC
• One hour daily on average of staff not working: 150,000 GHC
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The EWP Concept
Insurances:
Health,Property,
Accident, Life
Occupational
Safety
Environmental
Financial
Wellness
Staff, Family &
Community
SOCIAL
PROTECTION
HEALTH & SAFETY
Health
Preventive
Retirement
Preparedness
POLICY
Curative
CEWP
EWP
Psycho-Social
EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS
Pandemic
Preparedness
Business Continuity
Planning
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Disaster
Preparedness
GBCEW – who are we?
• NGO with many years of experience in the planning and
execution of health workplace programmes
• Membership scheme
• Over 40 member companies, among them
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Our offer
• Assistance in the design of an employee wellbeing policy and the setup
of a work plan
• Expert talks and workshops on a variety of health and financial topics
• Training and continuous support of the company’s EWP staff
• In depth training of EWP staff on selected topics (peer education)
• On- and offsite screening activities
• Provision of low cost health products (condoms, bed nets)
• Supply of IEC materials
• Assistance in the development of business continuity plans for
emergency preparedness and of safe and healthy workplaces
• Monitoring of the success of the company’s EWP
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How to set up an EWP?
• Best in collaboration with an expert in workplace
programmes, such as GBCEW, in order to
– Get guidance with the priorities
– Have access to a vast network of health and other experts
– Save time and effort
– Avoid typical trial and error approaches
– Get your EWP operational quickly
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Thank you for your attention
www.gbcew.org
[email protected]
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