Regular physical activity reduces everyone’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Encouraging employees to be active is good for both business and employee health.
Less than one-third of Irish adults meet the minimal physical activity recommendation of 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week.
Our Active@Work and Sli@Work programme encourage workplaces to support and motivate employees to get more active.
In addition, to the health obvious benefit for employees – organisations stand to make substantial cost savings by promoting health in the workplace and reducing sickness absence.
An active workforce can reduce sick days by 27% and broader absenteeism by up to 20%.
Absenteeism in Ireland costs businesses €1.5 billion or €818 per employee annually.
Janis Morrissey, Head of Health Promotion
Workplace physical activity programmes can be delivered without a major financial cost and can provide a significant return on this investment.
Research from other countries shows that investment in health promotion programmes can potentially yield a return of €2.58 for every €0.76 spent.
Impact of Our Workplace Programme
Positive Company Image
If you look after your employees, your business is likely to have a more positive public image and represent corporate social responsibility. In an increasingly competitive global marketplace - being an employer that looks after their staff lends itself to a competitive advantage for talent attraction.