Seven in ten (69%) Irish people are more likely to stay longer with employers who show an interest in their health and wellbeing, while half would consider leaving employers who don’t.

This is according to a survey of almost 1000 employees which was commissioned by the Nutrition & Health Foundation (NHF) to mark Ireland’s second National Workplace Wellbeing Day on Friday, 8th April 2016.

Last year, hundreds of public and private sector organisations across the country participated in the Ibec supported day which aims to improve employee health by promoting better physical and nutritional wellbeing in their workplace.

The research shows four out of five employees point to a positive link between their health and wellbeing and their company‘s productivity.

Two in five meanwhile claim that sickness and absenteeism are a barrier to productivity within their workplace.

Furthermore, more than a third of employees (35%) surveyed said that a company’s workplace wellbeing programme is important when they are choosing a new employer.

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