Employee wellness

A growing body of evidence suggests that employers can reduce costs by investing in the health and well-being of their employees. However, many employers recognise the wider potential benefits of investing in wellness and have used it to promote the achievement of other important objectives. For example, investing in wellness can lead to:

  • Improving employee engagement;
  • Strengthening the employee value proposition;
  • Enhancing the value of the organisation’s most critical resource – people – and demonstrating this to stakeholders;
  • Achieving a wider purpose of the organisation; and
  • Building the organisation’s reputation and brand.

Despite the growing evidence-base to motivate investment in employee wellness, many employers do not have a clear and complete picture of their health and wellness experience and its drivers, nor a targeted and integrated strategy for improving it.
Our view is that there should be a clear strategy for investing in wellness, including clearly-defined objectives, which is consistent with the overall strategy and values of the organisation.

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Dayalan Govender

Dayalan Govender

Partner | Africa People and Organisation Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4846

Marthle du Plessis

Marthle du Plessis

Partner | Africa Workforce of the Future Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4075

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