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.
Why health and wellbeing?
Health and wellbeing isn’t just being free from illness, it is ensuring that we adopt healthy behaviours that prevent ill health in the future, and minimise our risk of future disease.
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 assist our employees to be as healthy and active as possible, and 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, minimise the risks of these diseases, and 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 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:
- Integrating wellness into the fabric of our business.
We are committed to including wellbeing in 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. Every decision made will go through a wellbeing check, to ensure that employee wellbeing isn’t negatively impacted.
- We will check in with our employees
We will regularly ask our employees how health and wellbeing within the organisation is working for them, with our annual wellbeing questionnaire. We will consult on what you want from your wellness program, to ensure that we don’t waste budgets on activities or services that won’t be taken up. We acknowledge that we are an organisation of individuals and one size does not fit all. Because of this, a number of initiatives may be needed to improve the wellbeing of all 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, ensuring that we communicate effectively about what is available, and how it can benefit you. 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 perceived wellbeing levels, 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).