View Post

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.

View Post

Optimise your office – 5 ways to create a space that promote wellness

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

In theory, an office should be an environment in which staff can perform at their best, day after day, without a detrimental affect on their health. Not only should we not expect staff to trade their health for a salary, but we now know that there is an undeniable correlation between staff health and performance.
Therefore, creating the right environment and providing the necessary facilities for staff is key to long-term health and performance. So, what office features are conducive to health and how many do you already have at your workspace?

View Post

The three pillars of staff wellness – Part 1: Physical Health

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

At Tailored Fit we often refer to three pillars of staff wellness, being the key areas of health that are most often affected in the workplace.
They are also the areas that have the greatest impact on the wellbeing of staff and their ability to perform at work. Looking at staff wellbeing both through the lens of altruism and productivity allows you to approach corporate wellness in a way that is both socially responsible and profitable.

View Post

How comprehensive is your wellness programme?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Successful wellness programmes usually have a couple of things in common. Firstly, they have specific outcome goals; they have been designed to tackle specific health and wellbeing issues that companies are facing. Without this direction, wellness programmes end up being, at best, a nice perk.

The second thing successful programmes have in common is that they have specific programme targets. These targets are the markers of how well the programme is being utilised. They guide the process of iteration when adjusting a programme to hit the outcome goals. If a programme is not having the desired effect and yet your programme targets have been met, it may well be an indicator that your programme needs to be more comprehensive.

View Post

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?