Benefits of health promoting workplaces

HR Manager

3: Health promoting workplaces

Benefits of health promoting workplaces

Creating an environment conducive to health and improving workers’ knowledge and skills to manage their own health, benefits both the workers and the workplace. It can bring about positive changes that support the overall success of an organisation, such as:  

  • Improved health and well-being;
  • Reduced absenteeism and staff turnover;
  • Lower health care and insurance costs;
  • Better working relationships;
  • Improved staff morale and a better working atmosphere;
  • Higher productivity and improved organisational performance; and
  • Better overall image of the organisation.

The benefits of for workers include: 

  • Improved health and well-being;
  • Increased job satisfaction; 
  • Reduced stress and improved coping skills with stress; and 
  • Increased health awareness and better skills for health promotion. 

In the next section you can read more about the success factors of programmes.