Be Active @ Work is part of our 2012 legacy programme. It has been designed to inspire more people to take part in sport and to help local employers create a healthier, happier and more productive workforce. Our aim is to encourage people to be more active in and around their working day by making sure they have opportunities to take part in fun, low cost activities.
We will be running a series of events throughout the year to help you find out more about the programme but there is no need to wait; you can get involved as soon as you want to just contact us for more information.
- Workplace Champions
We can train up a team of “Workplace Champions” from within your business. We will make sure these people have the skills, knowledge and resources they need to make things happen – to organise, plan and promote a programme of activities as well as to encourage their colleagues to get involved and stay involved.
- Corporate Challenges
We will be running a programme of corporate challenges and competitions throughout 2013.Your employees can sign up to our monthly challenges with the chance of winning prizes,which will include pedometer challenges, virtual team triathlons and many more. We will also run a series of inter-workplace competitions in a variety of sports.
- Workplace Activity
We can consult and work with your staff and your management team to find out the needs of your business and the types of activities your employees are interested in.We will use this feedback to design a tailored workplace activity programme with supporting action plan and will help you to get the programme up and running.
People can spend up to 60 per cent of their waking hours at work and evidence shows that people who are more physically active are healthier and happier.This means people taking fewer sick days, being more motivated and being more productive at work. The figures speak for themselves:
- It is estimated that sickness absence costs the local economy £0.5 billion a year
- Research has shown that well designed wellbeing programmes can increase job satisfaction and reduce staff turnover by 10-25% which could save a company with 200 employees circa £22k per annum
- Research shows that being more physically active can reduce sickness absence by up to 20 per cent. For a company with 200 employees this equates to a potential saving of circa £25k per annum.
In addition to saving money, having a healthier workforce also creates an improved working environment for everyone.
- Reduced sickness
- Higher productivity
- Improved retention
- Higher commitment
- Improved resilience
- Fewer accidents
- Improved brand
If you are an employer within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and are interested in bringing more energy, focus and creativity into your workplace then why not complete our Expression of Interest Form
To chat through any of the options or to find out more about the programme then please contact Nicola Wright
01962 845163 or Penny Woods