Reward and Medicash launch a new guide to all elements of workplace healthcare, wellness and sickness management

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Sickness absence and health in the workplace are two key concerns for UK businesses – and yet the majority of businesses have no mid or long-term plan for how they will look after their workforce. Reward has teamed up with Medicash to identify some of the key issues facing employers and employees when it comes to healthcare. In this in-depth guide, we’ll outline ways to tackle the challenge of building a healthier workforce and therefore reducing sickness absence, without breaking the bank.

In our survey with Medicash, carried out in September and October 2015, we discovered that ‘lack of budget’ was the major barrier to providing healthcare benefits. That might not be a great surprise, but this doesn’t have to be an expensive form of reward. In fact, from an employer’s perspective, it doesn’t have to cost at all, given the options in the market for ‘employee-pays’ benefits. And, building a healthier workforce is as much about culture – whether that’s changing attitudes towards wellbeing, or making sure that you understand the causes of absence through improved monitoring – as it is about costly products.

This guide will take you through best practice, with a mix of case studies, action plans, checklists and guides to improving the overall health of your workforce.