During the past decade, academic research and media attention have focused on the costs imposed on businesses by illness and injury. According to a government report published in 2008, occupational injury and illness cost businesses an estimated £30 billion, while the cost of people not performing their jobs properly because of illness or injury is estimated to cost more than double this. Businesses have gradually come to realise the role corporate wellness services can play in reducing these costs, encouraging firms to invest in the industry's services.
Companies in this industry provide a range of wellness services including health risk assessments, health and fitness programs, educational advisory services and counselling services. These activities are designed to improve employee's health and well-being in order to increase productivity and minimise costs for the company.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.