Why pain management tools should be in every wellbeing benefits package

Why pain management tools should be in every wellbeing benefits package

80% of employees would consider leaving their job for another one with a greater focus on health and wellbeing. With 65% of employees experiencing musculoskeletal (MSK) issues like back pain, wellbeing benefits focused on pain management are more important than ever. 

Musculoskeletal pain is sky-high amongst remote, hybrid and office-based desk workers. Issues like back pain can have a detrimental impact on all aspects of employee wellbeing, as physical pain is closely linked to poor mental health

Employee benefits play a crucial role in staff retention, satisfaction and wellbeing. A survey by Aon revealed that 93% of companies have noticed a change in employee benefits expectations. An increasing number of people are asking benefits related to health and wellbeing. 

Did you know? Over two thirds of employees are concerned about at least one aspect of their wellbeing. The majority consider wellbeing support and benefits a top priority when applying for a new job. 

By offering pain management tools in your wellbeing benefits package, you can help employees reduce pain and create a healthier and happier workforce.

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Why pain management tools should be in every wellbeing benefits package

So, why should you take a proactive approach to pain reduction at your company? It goes without saying that reducing pain improves employee wellbeing. But it can also deliver a huge return on investment for companies. 

Here are three reasons why pain management tools should be a cornerstone of every employee wellbeing benefits package: 

1. Attracting and retaining talent 

People with pain are 64% less likely to view their job as rewarding and more likely to quit. 

In this competitive market, your employee benefits package can be a powerful tool for attracting and retaining talent. Most employees consider the quality of potential benefits when applying for new jobs, and 80% of people would consider leaving a company for one that offers better health and wellbeing benefits. 

It costs £30,000 on average to replace an employee and £1,500 for new employee training. Addressing pain-reduction in your wellbeing benefits package can help you avoid these costs and hold on to your best staff.

2. Productivity and performance 

One in four desk workers are working at roughly 15% below capacity due to MSK pain. Our extensive research into workplace MSK trends reveals that the dip in productivity from issues like back pain costs the global economy a staggering $1.69 trillion each year! 

Healthier employees are much more likely to be productive and focused at work. By providing access to pain management tools, you can help employees manage their pain and work more effectively. Not to mention the cost savings from a more productive workforce!

3. Minimising compensation claims

Serious cases of workplace MSK pain can result in hefty compensations claims and personal injury lawsuits. A freelance journalist claimed £37,500 in compensation for a repetitive strain injury she developed at work. Her employer was negligent in providing a safe working environment, which led to her developing pain. 

Offering pain management tools as part of your benefits package will help your employees stay on top of their pain, before any serious issues arise. Your team will be less likely to suffer MSK injuries at work, and you’ll avoid the cost and headache of workplace compensation claims.

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VIDA Pain Coach is a digital pain management tool with tailored exercises and education to help your team keep work-related pain at bay. By giving your team access to VIDA, you’ll be providing them with a valuable benefit that makes a big difference to their health and wellbeing.

For more information, get in touch with us at sales@vitruehealth.com or book a demo today!

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Marisa has over 7 years of experience writing about a range of clinical topics including DSE, hybrid working and employee wellbeing. Check out more of Marisa's articles on the Vitrue Health blog!

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