AIA Australia announced today the launch of the Australia’s Healthiest Workplace Survey 2018 by AIA Vitality. It is the first science-based workplace survey in Australia that examines employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, stress and mental health, to understand the associated impact on wellbeing and productivity at an individual and company level.
Damien Mu, CEO of AIA Australia and New Zealand, said: “We at AIA Australia are proud to be launching Australia’s Healthiest Workplace for the second year. Promoting employee health and wellbeing is an important opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of 12 million working Australians. It also supports organisations across Australia looking to create a more productive and engaging workplace, and it has a significant impact to business performance as it can save companies millions of dollars: Our inaugural survey in 2017 found that on average there is a productivity loss of 43 working days per employee surveyed every year in Australia, resulting in an average productivity loss of $10 million per employer per year*.”
He added: “Through the survey, employers receive a comprehensive report that supports employers by benchmarking, providing insights and trends over time to help improve business productivity while also improving wellbeing in the workplace. Ultimately, this will serve our goal of helping Australia to become the healthiest and most protected nation in the world, and Australians to live healthier, longer, better lives.”
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 end of 2018.
Each participating employer will receive a comprehensive ‘Organisational Report’ which includes the findings from both employer and employee responses. AIA also provide each participating employee a personal overview of their health and wellbeing in terms of lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health, stress and other areas that may concern them, as well as an individual report detailing their unique AIA Vitality Age.
The survey is run by AIA Group and participating AIA markets with RAND Europe as a dedicated research and analysis partner. 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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About AIA Australia
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.
About RAND Europe
RAND Europe is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. Its clients include European institutions, governments, charities, foundations, universities and private sector firms with a need for impartial research. RAND Europe combines deep subject knowledge across diverse policy areas including health, science and innovation; defence, security and infrastructure; and home affairs and social policy. Combined with proven methodological expertise in evaluation, impact measurement and choice modelling, it is able to offer quality-assured research and analysis, unbiased insights and actionable solutions that make a difference to people’s lives.