Health issues influence productivity, safety, business continuity, business performance and benefit costs. Additionally, disability costs in many markets continue to be driven by stress and musculoskeletal issues. On top of that, the level of stress faced by individuals in their personal and work lives will continue to increase.
Therefore, it is imperative for companies’ overall strategies to include health and well-being as critical elements of talent management, while considering that diverse segments of the workforce will require tailored solutions.
In order to motivate and support employees to engage in healthy behaviors, it is important to recognize that a healthy workforce includes not only investment in prevention, but also a change in the employer and employee mindset regarding overall well-being (physical, emotional, financial, social and environmental). In addition to this mindset shift, issues in access to affordable, accessible and quality care need to be addressed as part of the larger strategy.
With over 100 clinicians and other health management resources around the world, Mercer provides a range of consulting and other solutions to help employers optimize the health, well-being and productivity of their workforce.
Mercer’s health solutions help employers improve human performance, which positively impacts overall business results.