As a leader, have you considered the incredible benefits health and wellness training can bring to your workplace?

In this Newsletter, we share the Fact Sheet to convince Senior Managers that the Beyond Ergo Self-Care Competency Training for computer work will boost productivity and enhance teams’ performance.

The Beyond Ergo training is essential because over 86% of people working with computers experience muscle pain and headaches.

It’s hard to stay focused and productive when you’re in pain.

We also know that when Covid forced us to work remotely, staff no longer had the same WHS and wellbeing support. This, combined with the switch to laptops and our increasingly sedentary work and lifestyle, has meant escalating pain and health issues. For many staff, this also meant a considerable increase in the financial burden of trips to doctors, physios, masseurs, etc.

Prioritising and empowering staff to build their own Personal Protective Behaviours (PPBs) for computer work is now essential for reducing absenteeism, stress, and attrition.


🚀 Investing in Health and Wellness Programs | The ROI You Can’t Ignore 🚀


In today’s fast-paced, computer-intensive work environment, the health and wellness of employees are more crucial than ever. Beyond being a moral imperative, investing in comprehensive health and wellness programs delivers substantial business returns. Here’s why:

  1. Increased Productivity | Healthy employees are more focused, energetic, and productive. Reducing work-related pain and discomfort can significantly boost a business’s productivity and efficiency.
  • 🌟 Studies show that effective wellness programs can lead to a 10-15% productivity increase.
  1. Boosted Employee Morale | Investing in employees’ health shows that the company cares, which boosts morale and fosters a positive work environment.
  • 🌟 Higher morale can lead to better teamwork and a more collaborative workplace.
  1. Reduced Absenteeism | Chronic pain and musculoskeletal issues are leading causes of absenteeism. Wellness programs focusing on prevention and early intervention can drastically reduce sick days and keep your team on track.
  • 🌟 Research indicates that for every dollar spent on wellness programs, absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73.
  1. Decreased Workers’ Compensation and Disability Claims | By promoting self-care competencies and preventive measures, companies can reduce the incidence of costly medical treatments and insurance claims, leading to lower overall healthcare expenses.
  • 🌟 On average, employers can see a return of $3.27 in reduced healthcare costs for every dollar spent on wellness programs.
  1. Improved Employee Engagement and Retention | Employees who feel cared for are more likely to stay with a company. Wellness programs enhance job satisfaction, boost morale, and foster a positive work culture, reducing turnover rates.
  • 🌟 Companies with wellness programs can experience a reduction in turnover by up to 25%.
  1. Enhanced Corporate Image | Companies prioritising employee well-being are seen as forward-thinking and responsible. This can enhance your brand image and make your company more attractive to top talent.
  • 🌟 This can reduce recruitment costs and help attract top talent.
  1. Quantifiable Returns | Studies show that the average ROI for comprehensive, well-run employee wellness programs ranges from 1.5 to 3 times the investment.


How we work has changed dramatically over the past decade, but how we train health and safety for those working with computers hasn’t, and this is literally injuring our workforce.

CLICK HERE to download this outline as a ROI PDF to share with managers

At Beyond Ergo, we specialise in training programs that build self-care skills for modern, computer-intensive work environments. Our holistic approach goes beyond traditional ergonomics, providing practical, actionable strategies that improve employee health and business performance.

As you plan your training for the next financial year, now is the best time to show that the ROI of health and wellness training is multifaceted. It benefits businesses through increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and healthcare costs, lower turnover, and enhanced corporate image. By investing in employee well-being, companies foster a healthier work environment and achieve significant financial returns.


Join the leaders in introducing the new Self-Care Competencies for Computer-Intensive Work.

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  1. Increased Productivity |

– A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that companies with comprehensive wellness programs saw a significant increase in employee productivity.

– Goetzel, R.Z., Ozminkowski, R.J. (2008). “The Health and Productivity Cost Burden of the ‘Top 10’ Physical and Mental Health Conditions Affecting Six Large U.S. Employers in 1999.” *Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine*, 50(6), 614-628.

  1. Reduced Absenteeism |

– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that effective workplace health programs can reduce absenteeism by 27%.

– Baicker, K., Cutler, D., Song, Z. (2010). “Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings.” *Health Affairs*, 29(2), 304-311.

  1. Lower Healthcare Costs |

– A Harvard study found that for every dollar spent on wellness programs, medical costs fall by about $3.27.

– Baicker, K., Cutler, D., Song, Z. (2010). “Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings.” *Health Affairs*, 29(2), 304-311.

  1. Decreased Workers’ Compensation and Disability Claims |

– The American Journal of Health Promotion found that wellness programs reduce workers’ compensation and disability claim costs by $2.73 for every dollar spent.

– Chapman, L.S. (2012). “Meta-evaluation of Worksite Health Promotion Economic Return Studies | 2012 Update.” *American Journal of Health Promotion*, 26(4), TAHP1-TAHP12.

  1. Improved Employee Engagement and Retention |

– The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) highlights that wellness programs improve employee engagement and reduce turnover rates by up to 25%.

– Lockwood, N.R. (2007). “Leveraging Employee Engagement for Competitive Advantage | HR’s Strategic Role.” *SHRM Research Quarterly*, 3, 1-12.

  1. Enhanced Corporate Image and Recruitment |

– A report by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) shows that wellness programs improve a company’s reputation, making it more attractive to prospective employees.

– IFEBP (2017). “A Closer Look | Workplace Wellness Outcomes.” *International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans*.

  1. Boosted Employee Morale |

– The RAND Corporation’s Workplace Wellness Programs Study found that wellness programs significantly boost employee morale and job satisfaction.

– RAND Corporation (2013). “Workplace Wellness Programs Study.” *RAND Health Quarterly*, 3(2), 7.


By referring to these studies and reports, you can substantiate the significant ROI that health and wellness programs bring to businesses.