May 11, 2023
Workplace wellbeing has gone from being a nice-to-have to becoming almost mission-critical to ensuring employees feel a sense of belonging and passion for the workplace. In fact, I would say that keeping a check on employee wellbeing is as important as keeping a check on the pulse of the business.
So many organisations, in my opinion, underdeliver and overplay their efforts to keep employees happy and well. There is so much more to wellbeing than email reminders about taking a walk on a sunny day, mindfulness apps, and discounted gym memberships. Employee wellbeing, whether mental or physical, goes beyond just these emails: a modern, healthy organisation has wellbeing at the heart of its culture.
Employee wellness has become a top priority for many organisations, especially recently. From getting in and out of lockdowns due to the pandemic to adapting to hybrid work culture, organisations across sizes and industries continue to evolve and adapt. But the key to navigating through an ever-evolving work environment is ensuring a healthy employee mental and physical wellbeing.
According to the CIPD’s health and wellbeing at work survey, an increasing number of organisations in the UK say they’re being proactive about employee wellbeing. While I find this heartening, the survey also shares that only around half of these organizations have a formal employee wellbeing strategy in place.
If you are still wondering why wellbeing matters so much and if you can put employees at the heart of your organisation's work culture, read on to learn how, at Signify, employee wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. But to understand that, let’s first answer a simple question-