Good Health = Good Business


Introduced by the Chairman of the Economic Development Board this short video shows how two South Australian businesses have benefited from promoting wellbeing in their organisations.

Why Make Good Health Your Business?

Successful organisations know that investing in workplace health programs makes good business sense, producing returns on investment through cost savings and increased productivity.

View this video to hear Dr Christina Boedker, Associate Professor with the University of New South Wales Business School explain the link between employee wellbeing and productivity.

Costs of an unhealthy workforce

Why business invest in workplace health and wellbeing image4 times more likely to lose talented workers

7 times more costly workers compensation claims

9 times more sick days taken per year

$6.4 billion productivity losses in Australia per year due to obesity alone

Benefits of a healthy workforce

3 times more productive

50% less injuries

5 times more engaged

Return on investment of $3-6 for every $1 spent

Intermediate and Long Term Benefits

Providing workplace health and wellbeing programs and activities can deliver a range of benefits for employers and employees. These benefits range far beyond just return on investment and although often less tangible, they are still highly sought and valued.

Benefits to business

The benefits to business, regardless of business size, increase over time. A small investment now can lead to positive business outcomes over time.

Calculate your potential business savings with the online Workplace Health Savings Calculator.

Within months

  • Greater employee engagement
  • Increase teamwork and morale

In 1 to 2 years

  • Better health knowledge
  • Improved job satisfaction and productivity
  • Better corporate image

In 3 to 5 years

  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced injury
  • Reduced workers compensation costs