Engaging employee wellbeing programmes is good for both people and the organisation. A good wellbeing programme can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where employees and organisations will thrive.
A Good health and wellbeing programme can engage employees and improve organisational performance. Fusion offers a wide range of on-site and on-line services to help you create a wellbeing programme including health screening kits, immunity testing and our very own digital solutions Fuse AI and Automated Care Pathways.
of employees are more likely to say that their mental health has improved over the last year if their employer offers an EAP.
of employers say that improving the overall health of employees in the workplace is a top benefits objective.
What is wellbeing in the workplace?
Employee wellbeing is the overall level of physical and mental health and happiness, as affected by their responsibilities, deadlines, stress levels, and the work environment. It can also include their mood and cognition, as those can also be negatively impacted by such factors and can in turn influence absence levels and productivity.
What are the benefits of a wellbeing plan in my organisation?
Wellbeing initiatives in the workplace have the potential to increase resilience and employee engagement, along with bringing about reduced sickness absence levels. They can also contribute to improved performance and productivity. However, where many fall short is the cohesiveness of implementation. To work well and result in these benefits the wellbeing initiative should be considered as a whole, a system implemented throughout the whole business, its culture, from senior leadership to entry level positions.
How to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace?
People have different needs, and what those are can depend on their background, upbringing, personality, education, and a variety of other factors. To better understand the needs of your workers, it is important to consult them. In a bigger company, this can be done through a survey sent out through email, or by asking team leaders to gather opinions in their departments and compiling them later into one info sheet. In a smaller company, organising a meeting to give your employees a chance to talk about their experience can be a good way to understand how to support your colleagues. Questions to ask can include asking their opinions on the current policies and whether they are working as intended, how comfortable would they be talking about mental health, or their work-life balance is satisfactory.
It is essential that your employees feel valued as part of the business and that their opinions matter. Recognising talent and excellent performance can help boost morale, and investing in some self-help resources to make sure they always have something to rely on can prevent deterioration in their mental and physical health.
If you have any questions about what your business can do to promote wellbeing at work or if you believe you might benefit from working with us, don’t hesitate to reach out!