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Posture 101: Back Pain 28 million people affected in the UK

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

As part of our corporate offsite offering, we often talk to staff about posture as a critical component of musculoskeletal health. It has a significant impact on staff health and on the bottom line of any business.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders accounted for 34 per cent of work days lost in 2017. With absenteeism and presenteeism accounting for 30 days lost per member of staff per year, this can have a huge impact on productivity and profitability.
Here’s our simple guide on the what, how and why of posture to help keep your staff in good physical shape.

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Corporate wellness programmes: here’s one we made earlier

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

As our name suggests, at Tailored Fit we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all wellness programmes. Every company is different, so what works for one company may not work for another (however there are often common themes that will be seen from one company to the next!).
So here we will look at some anonymised data gathered at one company, along with the wellness programme designed to improve these metrics.

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Tackling Musculoskeletal Heath in the Workplace

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace accounted for 35% of days lost in 2016/17 (HSE); the second highest after mental health. Whether staff are taking time off, or just distracted by pain while sitting at their desk, musculoskeletal issues have a huge impact on staff health and company productivity. The most common cause of issues is manual handling, but a large number of issues are caused from sitting in poor positions and/or just sitting for long periods of time. So, what can we do to improve the physical health of our staff?

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5 reasons why most corporate wellness programmes fail

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Corporate wellness has reached a stage in the adoption curve at which the early majority is fully on-board and the late majority are at least aware of the necessity. Although it has become more commonplace for companies to develop programmes for staff wellbeing, a lot are still quite primitive and aren’t necessarily having the desired effect.
So, what is going wrong with corporate wellness programmes and what are the pitfalls to avoid when developing your own?

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How to create a genuinely effective corporate wellness programme

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Most forward thinking managers and HR teams know that corporate wellness can be effective. But many companies are creating programmes and have no idea whether they are effective. Unless you are just doing it to be altruistic (nothing wrong with that), it’s a good idea to know the follwing things:
Why are you creating a Corporate Wellness Programme?
What strategies will be most effective?
How do you quantify success?