Do you have a health-promoting workplace?

A new award category has been added to the annual Shepparton Business Awards this year, sponsored by GV Health, to encourage local organisations to create a health-promoting workplace.

Strong evidence shows that good employee health and wellbeing boosts organisational health; no matter what the size of the organisation.

There are many reasons why investing in programs to enhance worker health and wellbeing makes good business sense. Put simply: healthy workers = healthy organisations = healthy business performance.

Employers who run health and wellbeing programs do so because they want to:  improve work performance and productivity; reduce costs associated with absenteeism, disability and workers’ compensation; improve the culture of the organisation and retain existing employees; and improve the organisation’s image, attract talented employees and fulfill corporate social responsibility obligations.

If you know of a successful, local, health-promoting workplace, please nominate it for the Health Promoting Workplace Award before 23 September 2016. Nomination forms and more information are available at