68% of senior HR leaders rate employee wellbeing and mental health as a top priority, but many are unsure where to focus their efforts. With budgets tight, it’s crucial that any investment in wellbeing is targeted to the specific needs of your employees so they feel supported and empowered to make positive changes.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution, as many organisations have a workforce split across different locations with remote, on-site and field based workers who all have different wellbeing needs.
There are many real world use cases that prove wellbeing is a sound investment. Deloitte's Mental Health Report 2022 estimates employers see a £5.30 return on average for every £1 invested in employee mental health. But how can you give your wellbeing strategy the best chance of success?
Formulating a strategy for promoting wellbeing involves an ongoing and evolving approach. By adopting a cyclical plan, you can establish wellbeing as a fundamental business objective and showcase its financial benefits. The typical cycle often looks like this:
Collecting data and feedback from your employees will help you understand where your health and wellbeing activities are most needed.
To create your wellbeing strategy you want to point out any common issues or requests. For example, you might notice you have a number of employees struggling with back pain.
Involving your decision makers to identify the wellbeing initiatives that will be most impactful. This helps senior leaders link the wellbeing strategy to the business plan.
By creating a physical copy on a working document you'll be able to follow a plan for upcoming activity and spot any potential issues along the way.
It's important to put plans into practice and continuously gather data to accurately measure your success. Make a note of any key learnings, then the cycle begins again.
At Westfield Health, we help businesses to create an impactful wellbeing strategy that meets the needs of their employees.
Throughout each stage of the process, from collecting honest feedback to implementation, our consultants work with you to help you refine and adjust your strategy in line with new wellbeing challenges and changing business priorities.
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