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What is the ROI for employee wellbeing programmes?

By Angela Knox | Aug 5, 2021


How can you prove the return on investment of an employee wellbeing programme?  This is one of the often discussed challenging topics amongst senior managers within companies and organisations, and there is no easy way of addressing it without looking at long-term data and analytics.

However, there are diverse information sources online where researchers, academics and business experts have pondered the topic and come up with some eye-watering results, which we have summarised here.  You can also see a visual form of this blog in our downloadable summary here. 

70% of Workers are not coming to work energised to deliver their best performance

The cost?

- Lack of workplace productivity
- Less emotional intelligence
- Employees don't act as brand advocates

- Higher staff turnover

= £340 billion


By promoting physical exercise, employers can reduce the chances of chronic disease and overall health risks,

which results in a happier team with less sick days

Angela Knox

Angela Knox

I am a co-founder and director of Keep Fit Eat Fit Wellbeing Ltd and have come from a business and marketing background over many years, with a particular interest in everything to do with health, fitness and overall wellbeing. Having worked in offices for decades, I know the pitfalls of too much sitting at a desk, the challenges of fitting the gym around other commitments, and all the issues addressed within our website. The personal experiences of me and my partner Mark were the original inspiration for the concept of this website. Enjoy!