61 believe staff are not fully aware of the healthcare services available

first_imgAlmost two thirds (61%) of people management professional respondents who work for an organisation that has a health and wellbeing strategy believe that employees are not fully aware of the healthcare services available to them, according to research by Axa PPP Healthcare.Its Realising the value of your health and wellbeing strategy report, which surveyed 344 people management professionals, also found that 51% of respondents that work for an organisation with a health and wellbeing strategy believe that board level executives do not understand the value of investing in employee health and wellbeing.The research also found:60% of respondents that work for an organisation that does not have a health and wellbeing strategy in place feel that board level executives do not understand the value of investing in employee health and wellbeing.More than a third (37%) of respondents cite a lack of employee engagement as the biggest challenge to implementing and delivering a health and wellbeing strategy.31% of respondents identify inadequate budget as a key barrier to implementing and delivering a health and wellbeing strategy.75% of respondents that work for an organisation with a health and wellbeing strategy agree that investing in health and wellbeing has had a positive impact on their workforce and business performance.Chris Horlick (pictured), distribution director at Axa PPP Healthcare, said: “While it’s encouraging to see so many people management professionals recognise the value of a health and wellbeing strategy, it’s disappointing that some still face significant barriers to success. For example, lack of buy-in and support from senior management and inertia on the part of unengaged employees; two important obstacles that health services providers can help wellbeing advocates to overcome.”last_img

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