We touched on the subject of Wellbeing at Work in our recent article about the effect of Presenteeism on the business, so we thought we’d share with you some tips on how to improve wellbeing in the work place.
Whose responsibility is it?
The short answer is it’s both the Employer’s and the Employee’s responsibility. Employers can and should encourage openness and inclusivity, so that employees feel confident about disclosing mental health issues.
The theme for this year’s World Health Day was depression and the overall aim of the campaign was to enable more people with depression, in all countries, to seek and get help.
The CIPD comments ‘Depression is the largest cause of disability across the world, so it’s in employers’ best interests to monitor and manage it in the workplace. Line Managers supported by HR Professionals play a key role in promoting good mental and physical wellbeing and ensuring that employees are getting the support they need, as well as supporting those who may be struggling. Ultimately, equipped with a Wellbeing at Work strategy that emphasises the equal importance of good mental and physical health, and investment in people management capability, organisations can expect employees to not only be happier and healthier, but more engaged and productive.’
Here are the 7 steps will kick start your Wellbeing at Work strategy
Offer health promotions
Create a good working environment
Provide flexible working options
Cultivate positive relationships
Develop opportunities for career advancement
Ensure a healthy management style
Embed Wellbeing at Work into the culture, leadership & management
Professor Lord Richard Layard talks about the correlation between company performance and employee wellbeing
So paying attention to wellbeing at work is no brainer, which of the following needs your attention?
- Offer health promotions
- Create a good working environment
- Provide flexible working options
- Cultivate positive relationships
- Develop opportunities for career advancement
- Ensure a healthy management style
- Embed Wellbeing at Work into the culture, leadership & management
If you would like support and guidance with developing or delivering a strategy to improve employee wellbeing in your workplace then please get in touch, we are here to help. You are welcome to contact us on 01453 297557 or send an email to email@example.com