At Be Strong we think a healthy lifestyle can be achieved by everybody – even at work. Workplaces and employers are looking at employee wellbeing more and are therefore developing wellbeing strategy’s for their employees.
If a ‘wellbeing strategy’ has been on your to do list for a while, and you just haven’t got around to it, use ours below, and adapt it to suit your business.
Corporate Wellbeing Strategy
This is the employee wellbeing strategy of (insert company name). The purpose of this document is to ensure all employees understand how (insert company name) will support you to maintain optimum health and wellbeing, whilst working for us. Our company will only be as successful as our employees are happy and healthy.
In research conducted by Brigham Young University in Utah, USA, it was found that employees with unhealthy diets were 66% more likely to report a drop in productivity. The same research also showed that those who had difficulty exercising, were 96% more likely to report a drop in productivity. Because of this it makes sense to ensure that our employees are as healthy and active as possible, to ensure that our employees are working to their full potential. Healthy employees are productive employees!
Further, the biggest causes of long term absence in the UK are stress, and acute illnesses such as strokes, heart attacks and cancers. These diseases are impacted by the lifestyle we lead, so we want to help our employees to be the best versions of themselves, to allow them to live a healthy and happy life, in the long term.
We view our employees health as integral to our success as an organisation, therefore we want to create a culture within our organisation where we health and wellbeing is part of what we do. If we do this, and do it well, we will attract the best talent, decrease work-related stress, increase job satisfaction, improve happiness, and therefore improve our bottom line.
We will do this by:
- We will integrate wellness into our company’s DNA.
We are committed to including wellbeing into every act and decision that we make as a company. This commitment runs from the top down, and trickles down to every member of staff, making our working environment a happy and healthy one.
- We will ask our employees what they want
We will regularly ask our employees what they want from their wellness program. This will cover what activities they want to participate in, what health services they need access to, what topics they need help with or want to learn more about, and what they need to help them perform their jobs whilst remaining healthy. We acknowledge that one size doesn’t fit all, and because of this, a number of initiatives may be needed to improve the wellbeing of our employees.
- Our plans will be simple, practical and implemented in a timely manner
Our plans will be well thought out and if we say we are going to deliver something, we will. We will keep staff updated about, and motivated to participate in, our wellbeing programmes. We will ensure that participation in our wellbeing programmes is straightforward and easy, removing barriers wherever possible, whilst ensuring business needs are met.
- We will determine our definition of success and make it clear and simple.
The success of our wellbeing programs is measured by more than just the number of sick days. We will measure participation levels, employee satisfaction, staff turnover, productivity and customer satisfaction. There may be other measures that we discover along the way depending on the activities and services accessed through the wellbeing program.
The person responsible for this well being strategy is (insert name of officer of company). Any queries relating to this strategy and its implementation should be directed to: (insert contact details).