Integrated Wellness Solutions for Creating & Sustaining

a Healthy, Engaged &  Productive Workforce

The cost of ill health in the workplace is high and is rapidly becoming an issue that employers can no longer afford to ignore.

Wellbeing programs are more than a perk, as many companies now regard them as an effective way to address absenteeism, presenteeism (reduced performance and productivity due to ill health while at work) and attrition, in order to increase productivity.


The 2019 BusinessNZ & Southern Cross Health Society Wellness in the Workplace Survey report shows:

  • Around 7.4 million working days were lost to absence in 2018. Up from 6.6 in 2016.

  • Absence remains higher among employees in large enterprises.

            Manual : Private sector 4.7  -  Public sector 7.6

            Non-Manual : Private sector 3.8  -  Public sector 6.1

  • Minor illness remains the dominant cause of absence for personal reasons, with injury significantly less so.

  • Mental wellbeing/stress was added as a new category showing an increased proportion of absence that is due to both work and non-work related anxiety/stress/ depression. The 2019 survey shows stress has risen by a net 23.5% across business in the past 2 years.​​​

  • Employee assistance (wellness) programmes dominate the approach to supporting the mental wellbeing of staff.

  • General workload remains the biggest issue for businesses of all sizes, although relationships at work are also a key factor for smaller firms.

  • Cost of Absence : 4 years worth of data suggests just 1 employee costs their employer $600 to $1,000 a year.

  • Productivity  :  On a scale of 1-5 where 1 = almost no effect and 5 = significant impact, all businesses by size showed wellness impacts on the productivity of staff.​​

  • Health issues, work and lifestyle choices have an impact on staff wellbeing and performance at work.  Given the increasing trend to recognise ‘work/life balance’, both work and non work life needs to be holistically looked at.

[BusinessNZ  & Southern Cross Health Society

Wellness in the Workplace Survey Report 2019]

If you would like to discuss how we can help you deliver effective and measurable workplace wellness solutions:






"The conscious pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle that results in an overall feeling of well-being and a direction in progress toward an ever-higher potential of functioning." 

A healthy business

sees workplace wellbeing

as part of its core business

not a business cost.

Global research has found that when employee health and wellbeing is managed well, the percentage of engaged employees increases.



Wellness solutions can significantly improve the well-being, and the working life for your employees; resulting in a healthier bottom line of your company. 



We encourage you to read the report.



Wellness in the Workplace Survey



Southern Cross Health Society

Wellness in the Workplace

Survey Report 2019

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Route to Employee Engagement


If your end goal is a happier, healthier workforce, less sickness and increased productivity, then both employers and employees need to be actively involved and share the vision.

 We will help and guide you every step of the way in creating a culture of wellness that aligns with your business’ overall objectives, inspires and motivates your workforce and achieves your pre-defined outcomes with a quantifiable return on investment. 

Employee Benefits
  • Wellness education & support

  • Improved health & well-being

  • Reduced illness

  • An inspired & happy workplace

  • Incentives

  • Job satisfaction

Employer Benefits


  • Happy healthy workforce

  • Reduced absenteeism / attrition

  • Increased productivity

  • Satisfied customers

  • New business & increased revenue

  • Enviable reputation

Workplace Wellness Solutions  |  Inspiring People  |  Transforming Business

If you want to boost morale, reduce sickness and increase staff motivation & productivity Contact Us to discuss how our wellness solutions can help you achieve just that.

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