SmartHR’s wellbeing solutions can help to identify current levels of wellbeing within an organisation in order that effective Wellbeing Programmes can be created and implemented to boost overall company morale and wellness. Let us partner with you to keep wellbeing on the strategic agenda and implement frameworks to support your managers and staff in managing wellbeing in the workplace.
CREATING A WELLBEING PROGRAMME THAT REFLECTS YOUR BUSINESS
What do we mean by Wellbeing?
Wellbeing Programmes continue to be as popular as ever, indeed, they have continued to evolve and can now be considered to be part of the strategic toolkit in the delivery of our businesses. Since the impact of Covid-19 has been felt, more specific, bespoke wellbeing programmes to meet the requirements of the organisation have been developed. Mental health wellbeing and financial wellbeing have become popular strands of some Wellbeing Programmes and enable a visible way of not only providing a framework of support but also, of evidencing to the workforce, the personal and professional commitment to them by the organisation.
What benefits could a Wellbeing Programme provide?
✓ Boost overall company morale and wellness – promoting positive behavioural change and healthy habits at work
✓ Increased staff morale and engagement – specific areas of wellbeing support identified to enable targeted action planning to improve wellbeing at work
✓ Improved productivity and improved job satisfaction – to foster an energetic, collaborative, and cohesive workforce
✓ Improved relationships – offers tools to deal with stress, fatigue, anxiety and other contributors to conflict
✓ Reduced costs – reduced levels of absence, shorter periods of absence, reduced pressure on colleagues providing cover, and supporting litigation avoidance
✓ Reduced stress – improved awareness of ‘stress busting’ techniques and prompts
✓ Improved resilience – in adapting to change and adopting a flexible approach to others
✓ Improved recruitment and staff retention – visibility of corporate commitment to wellbeing, and part of an organisation’s strategy to become an ‘employer of choice’
Are all Wellbeing Programmes the same?
Wellbeing Programmes should be customised to reflect the needs of your organisation and its culture. Common elements include raising awareness around mental health and physical wellbeing; but could also include improving financial wellbeing, understanding intellectual wellbeing needs (such as careers) or identifying community initiatives of particular interest.
Undoubtedly, the best reason for introducing a Wellbeing Programme is that it’s the ‘right thing to do’ for both the workforce and the effectiveness of the organisation. However, IOM legislative caselaw (particularly, linked to the Employment Act 2006 and the Equality Act 2017) illustrates the increasing need for employers to consider mental health and physical health in the application of policies, procedures and overall health and safety at work.
How our wellbeing services have been value-adding
We have thoroughly enjoyed partnering with our clients to create customised Wellbeing Programmes and initiatives that not only provide the necessary added support for the workforce through improved knowledge and awareness, but also increasing visibility of the commitment of the organisation to its people.
Our value-adding solutions for organisations include:
✓ Creating strategically focused Wellbeing Programmes including creation, implementation, training and coaching to reflect the needs of your organisation and workforce
✓ Creating and implementing client specific Wellbeing Surveys with analyses, recommendations and results presentations
✓ Creating Wellness Action Plans identifying key priorities
✓ Delivering Mental Health and Wellbeing for Line Managers sessions for management and Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness sessions for staff – focussing not only on awareness but also on practical and real solutions in a work environment
✓ Partnering with organisations in the creation of Wellbeing Champions and other internal networks to ensure sustainability of the initiative
✓ Reviewing benefits packages and providing recommendations for improvements within cost parameters
✓ Creating frameworks to support the escalation of mental health and wellbeing issues to ensure your people and managers are supported through more serious wellbeing issues
✓ Updating Staff Handbooks and policies to reflect the organisation’s commitment to wellbeing and a robust approach to the management of wellbeing
✓ Reviewing flexible working policies to reflect business and employee expectations
Our team of qualified HR Consultants are experienced in reviewing an organisation’s HR infrastructure to determine whether it is delivering optimal support and providing value-adding recommendations to support to the attraction, development, engagement and retention of your people.
To discuss your wellbeing support needs, please contact one of the team on 01624 619619 or email contact@SmartHR.co.im.
“SmartHR bringing smart HR solutions and simplifying everyday HR concepts to Managers.”Attended Essential HR for Line Managers Development Programme – A Johnson – Assurance Manager, PWC – Oct 2022
“Good communication and approach from Gillian. Good use of personal experiences in the training. The learning materials are well detailed.”Attended Essential HR for Line Managers Development Programme – S Kithinga, Manager, PWC – Oct 2022
“Really good programme and helped me understand myself better which helped me understand others more. Thank you Gillian, I’ve learned a lot.”Attended Essential HR for Line Managers Development Programme – K Vinas – Manager, PWC – Oct 2022
“Very helpful session with life lessons that I will apply in my job as a Manager and then in my personal life. The sessions have made me more aware of how I interact and work with people. Thank you for the helpful sessions.”Attended Essential HR for Line Managers Development Programme – B Madovi – Audit Manager, PWC – Oct 2022
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