Workplace wellbeing is one of the keys to success for every modern organisation. It safeguards the physical, mental and emotional health of your workforce. Prioritising workplace wellbeing promotes health, productivity, motivation and performance throughout your entire organisation.
Remember, your business is only as healthy as those working in it. It makes good business sense to invest in a proactive workplace wellbeing program, to improve organisational health and performance.
What is Workplace Wellbeing?
Workplace wellbeing relates to how workers feel about themselves and their work. At its heart, workplace wellbeing aims to ensure workers are safe, healthy, satisfied and engaged. It focuses on preventative action, to reduce the incidence of stress, injury and overwhelm.
Workplace wellbeing focuses on improving individual health to achieve organisational wellbeing. Employer sponsored initiatives, such as mental health programs, wellness activities, supportive HR policies and positive leadership, all play a role. Activities may include Employee Assistance Programs, yoga/meditation classes, exercise groups, flexible working arrangements, resilience training and healthy eating programs.
How Does a Workplace Wellbeing ROI really work?
Numerous studies demonstrate a positive ROI (return on investment) for workplace wellbeing initiatives, proving that investing in workplace wellbeing does provide a positive return. Effective programs ensure productive and safe work practices, increase employee engagement, promote a positive workplace culture and improve organisational performance.
However, it can be difficult to determine ROI when many of these benefits cannot be easily converted into a dollar figure. VOI (value on investment) is an alternate measurement, recognising the financial and non-financial benefits of workplace wellbeing. This approach focuses more on recognising the cumulative benefits of workplace wellbeing over time.
Who Benefits from Workplace Wellbeing?
The short answer is everyone. Workers, organisations and the community all benefit from workplace wellbeing. Employees benefit from greater support and improved mental, emotional, social and physical health. The community benefits from the flow on effects of increased confidence, happiness and wellbeing, as employee health and wellbeing improves.
Organisations benefit from increased productivity, less absenteeism, greater innovation, reduced compensation costs and improved organisational culture. An effective and well supported workplace wellbeing program can also set your organisation apart from your competitors, positioning you as an employer of choice.
Who is responsible for Workplace Wellbeing Culture?
Everyone has a role to play in establishing a healthy workplace wellbeing culture. Employers can (and should) provide wellbeing initiatives. However, it’s up to your workers to participate, so they enjoy the benefits of improved physical, social and mental wellbeing.
That’s why it’s crucial for employers to establish programs to encourage participation and the development of a positive culture. It’s important your workplace wellbeing activities focus on employee needs and are not merely a driver for productivity gains. It’s also important to introduce initiatives that are effective and engaging for your workforce.
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Hunterlink is here to support you throughout the development and delivery of your workplace wellbeing program.
We deliver effective initiatives, such as early intervention programs, psychological & behavioural counselling, along with individual and organisational coaching.
Investing in workplace wellbeing makes good business sense. Make your investment count and talk to us about introducing effective workplace wellbeing strategies into your organisation.
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