wellbeing- article 31/01/2019

Are you prioritising mental health and well-being?

Organisations vary considerably in how proactive they are in promoting employee well-being.  Health and well-being in the workplace can never stand still – it should constantly evolve. When people are happy and feel good, businesses can thrive. An effective well-being programme can provide mutual benefit to companies, employees, economies and society as a whole.

Did you know?

  • Two-fifths of employers have a standalone well-being strategy
  • 55% say well-being is on the agenda of senior leaders
  • Almost half report that line managers are bought into the importance of well-being

Source: www.cipd.co.uk

Health and Well-being at Work Survey 2018 by CIPD


  • Do you view mental health and wellbeing as important matters?
  • Are your mental health and wellbeing policies reactive and driven by staff events and experience?
  • Do you monitor performance indicators such as recruitment, retention and presenteeism (employees choosing to work while they are sick)?
  • Do you have an evidence base for measuring the return on investment (ROI) from wellbeing strategies?
  • Have you established best practice?

Watch Wolter Smit, co-founder and CEO of TOPdesk, address the importance of hiring great employees and the importance of what you do once you have found them. He discusses how you can bring company principles such as freedom, trust and responsibility to life, as well as how to ensure that your company is empowering employees and providing a work environment where employees feel cared about.

Here’s what you can do

As an employer, you should ensure you are recognising the following:

  • Workplace triggers for reduced mental health
  • Steps for increasing mental health
  • Steps for increasing wellbeing

To learn what these are and for further advice, take a look at Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace – what to consider and steps for improvement

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