The rise of corporate health screening can only be seen as a positive. I feel more than ever we need to make sure that our staff members are not just happy but also healthy. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all had a huge chance of lifestyle when it comes to both mental and physical health. As we readjust back to our old ways, we need to make sure we leave behind all the bad habits that we created such as late nights, bad diets, lack of exercise, and probably a little screen time.
With most unhealthy habits we know we shouldn’t do it but sometimes with the stress of our daily lives, it can just be put on the back burner for another day……. that never comes! This results in being very difficult to change later in life when these bad habits have maybe resulted in poor health. Here are just a few reasons why a Corporate health screening is beneficial to all parties in a workplace:
The main benefit of a Corporate Health Screening is to detect and prevent any health conditions or diseases that the employee is unaware of at the time. Early findings of abnormal health conditions or diseases can result in better treatment and management. Resulting in lowering difficulties and boosting the chances of a better and healthier outcome.
On average we generally find that 1 in 34 employees that we screen has an abnormal result and we are able to help them take proactive steps to manage this before it becomes a bigger health problem.
After receiving news about an abnormal reading, healthy lifestyle changes normally occur. Health screening can result in an employee reflecting on their habits and lifestyle. Employees making this health decision is the first step towards living a longer healthier life. This could be through diet and/or exercise.
Mental Health Benefits
From a mental health level, it is one area of health that is often overlooked by an employer. We would never just “forget” about someone in the office that is struggling with physical illness so why not help some who have a mental health challenge? Therefore, if mental health is not treated it can continue to get worse just like our physical health. While most health screening is short and easy, a more extensive mental health screening can also take place. During the physical health screening, this can still give a person the opportunity to open up and chat with one of the nurses if they need it at that time.
As studies show, it is very important to create a healthy culture in a workplace. By conducting a health screening in the offers it will show the employee that not only do you care about their work but also, their overall health. The employees will feel a sense of engagement, caring, and kindness when presented to them in a familiar environment that one spends so much time in.
As a company, the employees should be one of the biggest investments. As presenteeism cost a company more absenteeism. So why make sure your employees are happy, healthy, productive, and present?
While sometimes from a business point of view it can be hard to see how a health screening can be financially beneficial to a company. Sick pay costs companies a lot of money each year. If a disease is diagnosed early before it becomes a chronic illness, then it would be extremely beneficial for the company and the employee.
A health screen has very positive benefits on corporate culture. To care about the employee’s physical and mental health is absolutely vital to show that you value all that they do for the company. This will also help to build and boost staff morale and engagement to be part of a team and work together to work towards common goals.