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Business in the Community

Date: 20 Jun 2013

Business in the Community - Workwell

BITC Workwell is a coalition of businesses committed to improving levels of understanding of the role of workplace wellness.

Developed by business for business, the Workwell model is based on robust evidence.  The BITC Workwell model demonstrates the benefits of taking a strategic, proactive approach to wellness and engagement and provides practical support to help businesses take action.

Download a copy of the Workwell model here 

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

Stress & Absence - 2014

New research from OnePoll on behalf of life insurance provider Friends Life found that one UK employee in six (16%) called in sick because of stress in the past year (2013), at a cost to employers of more than £460 million in wasted wages per day.

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