Information and support for employers to improve the wellbeing of their staff, increasing productivity and retention in the workplace.
Employers have a pivotal role to play in providing healthy and inclusive workplaces. By creating and promoting a long-term wellbeing plan in your business, you are setting the business, shareholders, employees and customers up for success, longevity and fulfillment.
Supporting employees to concentrate on their own physical health and wellbeing is vital to encouraging economic growth and sustaining a strong, productive and resilient workforce. For the employer it means higher productivity through fewer days lost to illness and stress.
Changes to the workplace, being able to access and create awareness of available local and national services, promoting wellbeing alongside addressing mental and physical health issues all increase resilience to stress. Employee wellbeing boosts employee engagement, reduces sickness and absence and encourages higher performance and productivity. Employers with wellbeing plans in places have better brand image, retention and recruitment.
There are many ways to create a wellbeing strategy that will suit your business. Using Working Well from East Riding of Yorkshire Council will help set up and support you in implementing employee wellbeing inside your business.
There will be the opportunity for employees to become a health and wellbeing champion. A champion is a member of the workplace who supports the health and wellbeing of staff. Champions know their work areas and colleagues and are often best placed to recognise what may work best in their organisation. Champions can also signpost to resources, information and local services and help support health and wellbeing events.
Health and wellbeing champions will also be given the opportunity to attend a Health and Wellbeing Network for local businesses in order to share good practice, working together as a local business community in which the health and wellbeing of employees is given top priority.
Ready to offer your employees direct health and wellbeing benefits? Choose from one of our Healthier Workplaces packages to provide your staff with the tools, resources and information needed for physical, mental and social wellbeing. Every package includes a scan using Boditrax®, East Riding Leisure trials and free passes, and more for every member of staff.