When Andrea Ashman, Executive Director of Corporate Services HR, joined MidKent College she quickly identified that levels of sickness absence at her new employer were too high. She knew from a previous role that Benenden could help provide the college with a cost-effective solution for employee healthcare. A solution which is also being used by independent schools across the country.
Andrea saw a direct link between the introduction of healthcare from Benenden for her staff and a reduction in the cost of providing cover for staff sickness. In particular, Andrea has seen long-term sickness levels reduce significantly. Additionally, she has seen a reduction in short-term sickness and also a reduction in issues related to stress and anxiety.
Staff at MidKent College have benefited from access to Benenden’s 24/7 GP helpline and also to the 24/7 psychological wellbeing helpline, which assists with stress and anxiety concerns. Andrea says, as well as showing their commitment to overall staff welfare, there is a real business benefit to having Benenden healthcare at MidKent College. Benenden’s ethical and not-for-profit status chimes well with the education sector, which is shown in the fact that schools and colleges form a large percentage of Benenden’s customers.
To find out more about Benenden’s healthcare offeringfor independent schools, please visit www.benenden.co.uk/IET4, or call 0800 414 8179 for more information