AIA Australia is running the Australia’s Healthiest Workplace Survey again and looking at the insights from last year’s results, employers still have some work to do to improve the workplace for employees and to measure their investment in employee health related initiatives.
The Healthiest Workplace by AIA Vitality is a science-backed workplace survey across Australia that examines data on employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health, stress, and other areas of concern with the objective of assessing the associated impact on health and productivity.
Australia’s Healthiest Workplace is free and open for companies with at least 20 employees to register here until 30 May. After registration, employees will need to complete the survey by 29 June. The results will be analysed with respect to health trends in the workplace to discover Australia’s Healthiest Employer, Healthiest Employees and Healthiest Workplace. The winners will be announced towards the end of 2018.
According to AIA Australia, last year’s program resulted in the following key insights:
54% of analysed employees in Australia are subject to at least one dimension of work related stress.
The average number of productive days lost (due to absenteeism and presenteeism) is 43.7 which equates to more than 8.5 working weeks and approximately $10 million per employer per year.
Whilst many companies are spending money on health and wellbeing initiatives, the vast majority do not measure whether they’re valued by employees and the return on investment.
Damien Mu, CEO of AIA Australia and New Zealand, is a keen advocate for health and wellbeing, both personally and as a responsible employer. “Continuous improvement, particularly where your people are concerned is a critical part of any employer strategy. Australia’s Healthiest Workplace Survey is an excellent way for employers to assess, plan and track for employee health strategies.”
More information about AIA Vitality can be found on the AIA Vitality website, and further information about Australia’s Healthiest Workplace by AIA Vitality can be found at healthiestworkplace.aia.com.
 *Source: Healthiest Workplace Survey by AIA Vitality 2017 across Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore
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AIA Australia Limited is an independent life insurance specialist with over 45 years of experience building real and sustainable partnerships. AIA Australia offers a range of products that protect and enhance the lives of more than 3.3 million Australians and is widely recognised as a market leader in product innovation and development.
AIA Australia is the country’s largest group life insurer by market share and works closely with major financial institutions and corporate partners to provide life insurance solutions for their customers. In addition, AIA Australia is the fastest growing provider of retail life insurance products sold through financial advisers. AIA Australia also works with a network of affinity partners that distribute life insurance products. By having a partnership philosophy at the core of its business, AIA Australia is focused on building genuine relationships and delivering real value to its business partners.
In 2014, AIA Australia introduced ‘Vitality’ – the world’s leading scientifically-backed health and wellness program, to the Australian market. AIA Vitality aims to be the catalyst for real change to the positive health outcomes of Australians.
In 2017, AIA Australia launched myOwn, a new brand created to bring together health and life insurance with the AIA Vitality wellbeing program to help its members live longer, healthier, happier lives. myOwn is a joint initiative of AIA Australia, not for profit health fund GMHBA and South African financial services provider Discovery.