The impact of the pandemic has had an adverse effect on many people’s mental wellbeing and forced employee wellbeing higher up the agenda in many organisations. Businesses are now taking a strategic approach to improve wellbeing amongst their workforce and stepping up their efforts to ensure this does not simply consist of one-off initiatives.
Organisations should take a holistic approach to managing employee wellbeing and provide good work for people that helps to prevent ill health. The CIPD define ‘good work’ as work that is rewarded; it gives opportunities to develop skills and a career, and ideally provides a sense of fulfilment.
Here are our top tips for building a robust organisational framework to promote positive wellbeing in your workplace:
Foster a culture where people can talk about mental health and seek help where needed
Create opportunities for your employees to improve their physical health and fitness
Ensure your employees are fairly rewarded and provide them the means to securely make a living
Encourage your employees to seek a good work-life balance.
Offer support and flexibility if your employees have health problems or struggle to manage caring responsibilities
Provide opportunities to develop skills and a career
Train line managers and supervisors to manage people well. A good line manager will ensure people’s workloads are manageable, provide clear objectives and give constructive feedback.
If you’d like to discuss employee wellbeing in more detail, please call us on 0798 393 6747.