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Developing a strategy
When developing an employee health and wellbeing strategy, it’s vital to focus equally on both psychological and physical health. Dr Chris Tomkins, Head of Wellbeing Services at AXA Health says: “Wellbeing isn’t just about avoiding illness - when employees are in better physical and psychological shape, they have better levels of resilience and performance. The key is to adopt a proactive approach to help employees identify and address issues before they become serious.”
But, despite best efforts, illness and injury will inevitably affect some employees. With this in mind a well-rounded health and wellbeing strategy will often combine proactive services with cover that includes clinically-led healthcare pathways, employee assistance programmes, occupational health services and virtual private GP services.
Importantly, measurement tools should be integral to give management the added confidence that their wellbeing strategy is working hard for their business. Such management information can also highlight where effective adjustments can be made to adapt to changing business needs.