The Importance of Health Screenings at Workplace

In today’s cut-throat competition and the never so fast-changing world, it’s a constant motion for most. The relentless flow of information has consequently led to altered behavioral patterns, directing almost every facet of our lives.

High turnovers in specific industries, job-hopping becoming the ‘new normal’ for millennial, disguised unemployment, globalization, and rising competition, all this and much more has led to a reformed workspace scenario. With the changing rules, preferences too, have modified, with corporates paying a great deal of attention to employee retention, corporate social responsibility, and consequently customer satisfaction. It has become imperative for corporations to maintain healthy behavior in the workplace for their robust growth.

Regular health screenings help you create a healthy workforce by offering a comprehensive health scenario at your workplace. Enumerated below are some of the essentialities regarding a healthy behavior pattern, how it affects productivity and what all can be done to bring it in accord with a corporate’s ultimate interests-

What is a health screening?

Health screenings medical tests conducted by professionals to find problems early on, before any noticeable symptoms, these tests help cure diseases when they are easier to treat.

Importance of Health Screening at Workplace

Benefits of a health screening

For employees-

  • Reduces health risks.
  • Prevention and cure.
  • Improved productivity.
  • Boosts morale.
  • Access to relevant health statistics for further usage.

For employers

  • A healthy and happier workforce.
  • Reduced turnover, absenteeism, presentism, and attrition rate.
  • Improved productivity.
  • A content workforce.

Types of health screenings

Pre-employment health checkup

Pre employment health screenings are health checkups for employees to ensure that they are medically fit for the job. These health checkups help in maintaining a healthy workforce by keeping a comprehensive record of the employees and knowing about primary health risks.

Executive health checkups

Healthy executives are a boon to the company as they are higher up the ladder with as many responsibilities. These health checkups help maintain a stress-free workforce.

Health surveillance

These are ongoing health checkups to assess any occupational health risk in the workplace.

Lifestyle assessment

These are general periodical health checkups offered to assess the wellbeing of an employee.

Listed below are major risk factors to health, attributes that increase the likelihood of developing a disease and can be addressed by a health check, according to WHO.

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.
  • High blood glucose.
  • Poor diet.
  • Alcohol
  • Lack of exercise.

Some of the tests included in health screenings

  • CBC
  • Urine test
  • Thyroid test
  • Kidney test
  • Diabetes profile
  • Cholesterol level
  • ECG
  • Vitals and biophysical measurements.

How to encourage the usage of health screenings?

  • Educate the stakeholders about the potential benefits of regular health screenings.
  • Employers can be incentivized monetarily upon completion of a task.
  • Tie-ups with various apps for discount vouchers.
  • Provide On-site health checks.
  • Raise awareness.
  • Promise confidentiality regarding personal data.

It is said ‘prevention is better than cure.’ According to studies, unhealthy lifestyle choices are linked to the majority of an employer’s health care costs, putting a dramatic effect on productivity.

Truworth Wellness has an extensive line of corporate health checkup packages. We specialize in corporate wellness, with a network of NABL certified PAN India labs.

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