Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the past decade, academic research and media attention have focused on the costs imposed on businesses by illness and injury. According to the Health and Safety Executive, work-related illness and injury resulted in 28.2 million working days being lost in 2013-14, and cost over £14 billion. Businesses have gradually come to realise the role corporate wellness services can play in reducing these costs, which has encouraged firms to invest in the industry's services.
Despite this, industry growth was somewhat restricted during the start of the period as the economic downturn negatively influenced demand for services provided by industry participants... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Health risk assessments
Health risk assessments are estimated to generate 41% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Workplace health assessments are an evaluation of an employee's physical condition, assessing disease risk and overall level of health and fitness. The thoroughness of these assessments can vary, and may be carried out by a nurse or a doctor, or completed via a questionnaire. Topics such as diet, level of exercise, height and weight, family history, stress perception and metrics such as blood pressure and cholesterol may all be covered. Based on the results of the health assessment, a fitness programme or diet may be designed and the employee may receive a response with a risk score or rating, or they may be referred to a doctor... purchase to read more