Occupational Health & Wellbeing HR Services
The benefits of an Occupational Health Service
Health and wellbeing influence many aspects of a business and its workforce.
The specialist advice and support offered by the Occupational Health practitioner assists both the employer and employee with the management of specific health issues which may be impacting the workplace, for example attendance or long-term job capability.
A business that manages employee health effectively can see progressive results on absence and performance levels as well as initiating a positive effect on workplace culture.
There are a number of bespoke innovative approaches which can be tailored to support a healthy business and healthy staff.
Occupational Health Assessments
Where health concerns are impacting a business either through absence, performance or health issues, many employers find it challenging to be able to know how best to approach an employee whilst also ensuring appropriate and reasonable support measures are considered,
Clinical case management allows managers to refer an employee to an OH Specialist for a consultation to understand the underlying health issues, current impact on work and future outlook for the employee. This approach dovetails with the obligations of the line manager, operational requirements and HR considerations and can be an effective approach to enabling resolution to health and work-related issues.
We can offer OH Assessments at our offices or on client site, Skype or Telephone.
When an employee has been absent from work for a lengthy period, it can be challenging for the employer to know how best to accommodate a return to work. Working collaboratively with HR, the employer, employee and in some cases additional medical opinion, the Occupational Health specialist can develop a bespoke rehabilitation plan that reflects the needs of the business in conjunction with that of the employee.
Successful rehabilitation can be established when there is a consolidated approach. Regular review and updated advice from Occupational health specialists can support a sustained and seamless transition when an employee returns to work.
Health Improvement Programmes
All businesses strive to be productive and operationally sound. By investing in workforce health and wellbeing, the dividends are noted not just in the overall culture of the business but also in improved resilience to chronic health conditions that can impact workforces, including obesity, heart disease, mental health concerns and cancer.
In some cases, the health needs of a business can be obvious for example, high work-related stress absence rates can relate to poor management of mental health concerns.
The Occupational Health Specialist can assess the health needs of the organisation and provide and help implement initiatives that can lead to substantial improvement in employee wellbeing and a reduction in absence.