Well-Being at Work: A View from the CIPD

Blog Well-Being at Work: A View from the CIPD

For those interested in the health and well-being of their employees I thought it would be useful to share with you a great source of knowledge in this arena, namely CIPD. I have included a link at the end of the article to some useful and practical fact sheets they have produced,.

The Introduction

Fostering employee well-being is good for people and their employers. Promoting well-being can prevent problems from escalating and help create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. It can be a core enabler of employee engagement and productivity, and there’s growing evidence that employee wellness programmes can have a positive impact on key organisational performance indicators.

In this factsheet we focus on well-being in the workplace, explain why it matters, and explore the relationship between work, health and well-being. We investigate the impact of well-being on employee engagement and productivity, unpack the five domains of our well-being model, and look at the role of different stakeholders in cultivating well-being.

Key takeaways

  • Investing in well-being can lead to greater resilience, innovation and productivity.
  • HR professionals are pivotal to steering the health and well-being agenda.
  • Good leadership and management practices are required to successfully implement a well-being strategy.
  • Well-being strategies need to be tailored to the organisation’s unique needs and characteristics.
  • Different stakeholders are responsible for cultivating well-being in different ways.
  • The UK Government has recognised the importance of the workplace in promoting health and well-being.

CIPD viewpoint

Promoting and supporting employee well-being is at the heart of our purpose to champion better work and working lives because an effective workplace well-being programme can deliver mutual benefit to people, businesses, economies and wider society. We believe that work should do more than meet our basic financial needs and contribute to economic growth; it should also improve the quality of our lives by giving us meaning and purpose and contributing to our overall well-being. The fast-changing world of work and the fluctuating demands it places on employers and employees means that our grasp of health and well-being needs can never stand still. It needs to evolve constantly to mitigate and optimise the impact on people’s health and well-being. When people are happy and well, businesses thrive and societies flourish.

For more information and great advice from CIPD why not visit https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/culture/well-being#11243

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May 30, 2018
  • Employee Engagement
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Leadership

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