Is employee stress costing your business money?

The Cost Of Employee Stress

The average worker has an 23 days off sick per year.
Stress accounts for 45% of sick days taken.
48% of Employees feel their employer does not care about their wellbeing.

Show your staff that you care by giving them membership to Social Circle.

A Unique Staff Benefits Package

When your company subscribes to Social Circle, your staff will have access to a packed calendar of free, life-affirming events.
Over 150 professionally-hosted events and activities each month.
A great mix of social, health, fitness, beauty, adventure and cultural events, in a safe, inclusive environment.

We offer our clients an extensive range of events, meals and classes designed to enhance their employees' mental wellbeing and reduce stress, including:

  • Over 150 free professionally-hosted events each month, including restaurant meals, comedy, sport and cinema.
  • Free Fitness classes and Walks in the Country.
  • Low-cost City and Activity Breaks with fellow professionals.
  • Classes and Workshops to increase knowledge and confidence, from cookery to languages.
  • A diverse range of pure fun social events for all ages and abilities.

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"Every £1 invested in well-being in the workplace yields £3-£6 in improved efficiency and productivity"

Dame Carol Black, Senior Policy Advisor

The Cost Of Employee Stress

One of the biggest frustrations you face as an employer is managing sickness absence. For every day an employee has off sick, you are paying sick pay, but also the cost of covering their workload by overtime or agency workers.

The average worker has 23 days off sick per year.

You may feel you are stuck between a rock and a hard place.  Your customers are demanding the very best service, but your employees are seemingly having difficulty maintaining the pace.

Whilst you can be sympathetic to unexpected illness, it is often frequent absences that are the most costly and complaints of stress are frequently heard regardless of the size of the business.

Stress accounts for 45% of sick days taken.

Why is it your problem?

It is easy to dismiss 'stress' as a buzzword bandied around by the weak or lazy. You may have even tried to discipline staff only to find their absences increase. Even the best workers can suffer stress due to a major change in personal circumstances.

48% of Employees feel their employer does not care about their wellbeing.

The real cost to your business.

You may already be painfully aware of the real cost to your business, such as:

  • Decreased performance from individuals as they struggle to maintain targets.
  • Employees are four times more likely to leave, costing 150% of their annual salary to replace them.
  • Decreased motivation and loyalty. You get the impression that once passionate staff are merely doing the bare minimum to get their paycheck.
  • Increase in customer complaints, as their expectations of a service are not met due to absence.
  • Stress at work costs the UK economy £100billion per year.

You could try to ignore the problem, or you could invest in a unique service which will help build your employees resilience to stress and increase their sense of work life balance. (click through to benefits page)

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76% of members surveyed reported that social circle helped address work life balance.

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How It Works

How It Works

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  • Open to all employers regardless of size or turnover.
  • No Hidden Costs.
  • Social circle is the first of its kind in the UK.
  • No Lengthy Contracts.
  • The only commitment is the one you make to add value to the lives of your employees.

Social Circle is an employee benefits package with a difference.
When your company signs up with Social Circle, your staff will receive access to a packed calendar of organised events.
From health and exercise sessions, sport, cinema, culture, walking trips, sightseeing tours, restaurant meals, 
To get an idea of our service, please visit our events calendar