There is no better time to invest in health and well-being. Health-related lost productivity is costing the UK economy an estimated £91 billion.2 As we emerge from a global pandemic where personal and workplace hygiene has been scrutinised, colleagues are going to want to return to a Workplace that is not just clean but has a visible presence ensuring it remains clean. 21% of poll respondents indicated that COVID-secure measures will support their decision to return to the office.
Health and well-being is more than just having a gym on site and some smoothies to hand. It’s about providing the right types of furniture, access to natural light, biophilia, spaces where people can relax, escape and grab nutritious and wholesome food. If one of the key business KPIs is productivity and engagement, then employers must do everything in their powers to support this; and creating a physically and mentally compliant Workplace is a great place to start.
- Poll conducted by ISS UK via LinkedIn December 2020-March 2021
- Britain's Healthiest Workplace 2019 Survey and ONS Data
Will Richards, Head of Workplace Experience at ISS UK