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Corporate Health Insurance News

14/07/2011 - 6:09pm

How would your business be affected by the illness of an employee?

Many companies never take the time to look at how an incapacitated staff member would affect their day-to-day operations and workload.

Employee health is particularly important for small-to-medium operations that rely on tight-knit teams to carry most of the work load.

For example, if your business has a sales department of two staff, what happens if one them needed a month to recover from an illness?

Potentially, the number of sales made could be halved, reducing product turnover and profits.

12/07/2011 - 6:22pm

Victoria's WorkHealth checks initiative has illustrated the importance of employers looking out for the health and wellbeing of their workers.

Businesses have welcomed the opportunity to gauge the health of their workers, with more than 300,000 employees being tested. However, the results provided some concerning findings.

The report released this month showed than one in four employees had high cholesterol due to bad eating habits.

23/06/2011 - 4:25pm

Private health insurance, access to additional training, office perks and time off for volunteer work have been identified as some of the best incentives for attracting and retaining top-quality talent.

The nation's top 50 places to work in 2011 were recently identified by BRW and a number of common themes were noted among Australia's best employers.

23/12/2009 - 1:35pm

Australian employers are facing serious challenges trying to attract and retain workers in an era of a shrinking and  ageing workforce. Many of these employers are meeting this challenge with a range of workplace strategies to enable  them to claim “employer of choice” in their particular sector. Another emerging challenge is that the workforce is facing major health risks. Heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and stress are issues that no employer can afford to ignore.

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