Creating an employee wellbeing strategy for your company or organisation is incredibly important. However, making a staff wellbeing policy can seem like a daunting task, particularly if you are a business owner, lone or small team of HR professionals, or even working for a large business without a clear wellbeing policy in place
Our quick guide will give you an overview of how you can start to create an employee wellbeing strategy for your business.
Analyse your current position
Define your vision, goals and principles
Create Your Plan and Measurement
Launch, Deliver And Evaluate
It's worth recognising from the outset that an employee wellbeing policy is mutually beneficial. We believe the benefits of supporting the wellbeing of your employees include:
Increased productivity, collaboration & creativity
Improved retention rates
Increased staff engagement & motivation
Becoming an employer of choice
We know the life challenges faced by your employees will affect their productivity in the workplace. If they struggle to cope you will see an increase in sickness and absence.
By introducing a workplace wellbeing strategy, you demonstrate that you want to support your employees.
Your employee wellbeing strategy will be a positive commitment to protecting and improving your team's work-life balance. The most significant impacts are made when you encourage employees to engage with promoting a healthy workplace.
We would always recommend an employee wellbeing strategy is delivered in a top-down fashion. Having senior team members promoting the wellbeing programme and actively involved in its delivery will instill confidence in your employees that the company really does care.
Behaviour changes rarely happen overnight, and your team's feedback will be crucial as you move forward. You should plan for regular management reviews and remain responsive to changes.
You will improve staff morale, which positively affects productivity, creativity, and a willingness to collaborate. A well-thought-out employee wellbeing strategy can also improve your staff acquisition and retention rates.
In conclusion, always be:
Your Employee Wellbeing can help you write an effective employee wellbeing policy for your business.