There isn’t one of us who doesn’t want to live to a ripe old age but we don’t want to live into our 90s if we are going to be sick all the time. This is why it is incredibly important that you start getting health checks on a regular basis once you start hitting the age of 50 and beyond.
It can be very nerve-wracking to make an appointment to go to your doctor because many of us feel that if your doctor tries hard enough, he or she will find something wrong with you. It is this mentality that stops many people from going to visit their doctor on an annual basis and so when they do get sick, sometimes it’s too late to be able to provide any effective cure.
If you are an employer then you know and understand how your business suffers when your staff takes days off sick because they are unwell. Many employers have the attitude that if it isn’t broken then we don’t need to fix it and this is actually costing them a lot of money every single year. It would make a lot more sense to organize workplace health checks for all employees because it will give them peace of mind and will also give them time to address any health issues that may pop up in the interim. It’s likely that you’re trying to save money currently in your business, but sometimes you have to spend money to make money and the following are just some of the reasons why it is so important to provide your staff with regular health checkups.
- It catches illness early –
The earlier that an illness or disease is caught then the higher likelihood that the essential medical help can be provided so that it doesn’t become a major problem further down the line. If you are carrying out workplace health checks on your employees on a semi-annual or annual basis then it means that they will be taking fewer days off sick and so that should lead to higher productivity and hopefully higher profits. It might also be an idea to introduce them to healthier breakfast choices to get the working day off to the best possible start.
- Improved physical & mental health –
If you have employees who are constantly worried if they are sick or not then this is going to affect how they do their jobs and it’s going to affect your business. If you have to, you can look at providing workplace health checks as an investment and this is an investment that is probably going to provide you with the best return on investment that you have ever had. This is money very well spent and it will let your staff know that you do care about the general health and well-being while also providing you with a workforce that is strong and up to the task.
These workplace health checks can include whatever you want as an employer and so blood pressure can be checked on a regular basis, BMI, blood work to make sure that diabetes is not an ongoing problem, and many more things. You need to think of this as a long-term investment in your best asset which is your staff.