In an effort to build the business case for wellness programmes, the Health Work Wellbeing Executive commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to undertake the following research:
- Consider the wider business case for workplace wellness programmes among UK employers including: Changing demographics and expectations; Rising costs of chronic disease and ill-health; and External influences such as corporate social responsibility and competition
- Consider the economic business case for undertaking wellness programmes in the UK including: Assess the available evidence to understand the business costs
and benefits associated with wellness programmes
- Provide a framework for programme implementation and management including the need to Identify principles for implementing successful wellness programmes; and Provide an economic framework for evaluation of benefits of wellness programmes.