In the current stringent commercial environment every business needs to look ever more closely at the ‘bottom line’. We understand that engaging an occupational health partner comes at a cost however we firmly believe our professional support helps ensure legislative compliance and reduce employee absence.
Absenteeism can be a major problem for smaller businesses, and although it can be hard to exactly establish the cost of ‘lost work days’, the CBI reports that on average annual absence per employee costing excess of £700. Every business is different, but by the time you factor in having to pay somebody for not working, possibly find and pay for ‘cover’ at temporary rates, add costs of management time, and allow for loss of productivity, the numbers soon add up.
To meet the requirements of smaller businesses Maitland have introduced a monthly ‘subscription service’ that offers sound basic occupational health provision at affordable costs. This can be based on the estimated usage of services or alternatively on the number of staff employed. Any additional specific specialist service you may require can be provided if needed and costed on a ‘menu’ basis.
All services are delivered by our team of health professionals and a typical basic package may include:
Every business is different and each may have specific different requirements but in general our experience shows that this basic package serves to cover the majority of core occupational health needs.
We cost our subscription services according to the estimated likely requirement of services throughout the year. As an example, a business of up to 70 people might expect to pay in the region of £99 per month. Smaller businesses pay less, bigger businesses might pay more. Based on the CBI statistics, if we save a business of 70 people, 7 days absenteeism per year, our service will have paid for itself.
Most importantly we believe we offer peace of mind regarding compliance with best practice and professional advice available at your fingertips: we’re there to give you advice and support whatever occurs.