30% increase in sick leaves, what does HR-Rachana do now?

February 14, 2019 - 1 minute read

Employee wellness and sick leavesRachana had observed that the sick leaves in the company increased by 30% compared to the previous year. She is now concerned about the health of the employees and the impact it would have on the company.

A recent study by Forbes mentions that Employees who missed work because of a chronic health condition costed $84 billion in lost productivity. This was very alarming for her and she decided to do something about it.

One of her colleagues suggested about having a comprehensive partner for Employee wellness. So, Rachana decided to launch the ekincare platform and arranged for a Health risk analysis for her employees. This was followed by a complete health check-up for the employees.

Post the HRA and Health check, she found that

  • 39% of the employees were in the Hypertension risk,
  • 43% in Obesity risk and
  • 29% in Diabetic risk with a low wellness score of 450/1000.

Post the analysis, Rachana regularly organised wellness programs for the employees and with the help of ekincare mobile platform’s regular nudges and gamification features, the average wellness score of the employees rose by 20% and the absenteeism reduced by 18%.