Wellbeing Solutions

Companies are rapidly implementing Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (WWP) recognising that there is an ethical, societal and financial duty to ensure the welfare of all employees.

From a legal perspective, it is vital to ensure that all managers understand the importance of communicating any Workplace Wellbeing concerns raised to them to the appropriate people, and for those people to action. If not, this could lead to discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. 

The issues of poor and/or lack of  WWP (and the cost to the UK) are firmly on the government agenda. Additionally, the Health and Safety Executive have identified the need to inspect businesses on how they focus on health risks in their 2016/17 Business Plans. There is now a need for organisations’ dedicated strategies to integrate in overarching human resources and health and safety policies.

The five domains of Workplace Wellbeing:

Health; Physical health, Physical Safety and Mental Health
Work; Working environment, good line management, work demands, autonomy, change management, pay & reward
Values/Principles; Leadership, ethical standards & diversity
Collective/Social; employee voice & positive relationships
Personal Growth; career development, emotional, lifelong learning & creativity

Why the Workplace 

In the changing world of work, motivated, qualified and above all, healthy employees are essential for the 
UKs future economic prosperity. With UK employees spending approximately 1/3 of their adult life at 
work, the workplace plays a pivotal role in the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers,
and in turn, their families. The workplace has subsequently been recognised as a priority setting for health
promotion by the World Health Organisation and the U.K governments. This is also reflected in the growing
demand for green buildings, the implementation of work/life balance policies, technology to support 
flexible work practices and the trend to provide amenities such as onsite gymnasiums and child care facilities.

 
Best Practice Guidelines 

As no two organisations are identical, it is difficult to have a fixed formula for a successful workplace health program. However, there are key characteristics that successful and sustainable programs share. Consistent with current research and best-practice, there are 15 guiding principles for development and implementation of a results-oriented program. Contact us for further details on the guiding principles.

Wellbeing Programme Benefits:

Productivity & quality of work
Morale, attitudes & behaviours
Employee engagement
Loyalty & advocacy
Retention of talent & attract the best new employees
Reduced absenteeism

Reductions in:

Sickness absence
Temporary cover costs & recruitment costs 
Health insurance

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