Planning firm among healthiest Australian workplaces

Financial services companies fared well in AIA's latest healthiest workplace survey, with a 21-year-old firm recognised as Australia's healthiest small workplace.

The Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, planning firm Announcer and Mercer are all award winners in AIA's 2018 Australia's Healthiest Workplace Survey.

Now in its second year in Australia, AIA's workplace health survey examines employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, stress and mental health in an effort to understand their impacts on wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.

This year, CSC was awarded as Australia's healthiest workplace in the medium-sized category, while Announcer took home the gong for healthiest workplace among small organisations. Mercer was also recognised, with AIA awarding the professional services giant as the most improved large organisation.

Commenting on the survey, AIA Australia chief Damien Mu said corporates needed to lead efforts in improving workplace wellbeing.

"We believe that promoting employee health and wellbeing is of critical importance to companies of all sizes," Mu said.

"Corporate Australia must play a leading role in tackling issues of wellbeing in the workplace, enabling a supportive culture and ensuring that employee health is always front of mind."

Mu's comments are echoed by the survey results only changing slightly from last year, with many workplace health problems such as unhealthy diets, low levels of sleep and work-related stress existing as long-term problems.

Mu said the increased productivity to come with addressing these problems was reason enough for Australia's organisations to take action.

"In the long-term, organisations that take positive steps to identify and address risks to employee health will undoubtedly improve business performance through boosting the engagement and productivity of their workforce," he said.

Last week, the life insurer announced it would pilot a new corporate health program with its staff in an aim to improve their health.

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