Employee wellbeing has become an increasingly important issue in recent years, with many businesses recognising the benefits of investing in the physical, mental and emotional health of their workforce.
One of the key challenges for businesses without a dedicated HR department is deciding who should be responsible for overseeing employee wellbeing. For such an important project, it shouldn’t just be an afterthought.
There are several factors that small businesses need to consider when deciding who should be responsible for employee wellbeing:
With time and money tight, it’s important to assess whether there’s someone who has the time and skills to take on the responsibility without negatively impacting other aspects of the business.
It’s essential that whoever is responsible for employee wellbeing has the necessary knowledge to identify and address the unique needs of your people.
Ideally, they should be impartial and objective to ensure they can make informed decisions that are in the best interests of your employees and your business.
They must be an effective communicator, approachable and able to create a safe environment to build relationships with employees.
Alternatively, some businesses decide that working with an expert provider of wellbeing solutions can be beneficial for several reasons:
Wellbeing providers typically have a team of professionals with expertise in mental health, physical health and employee wellbeing to meet the specific needs of your business and your employees.
Access a range of services and resources without incurring the high costs associated with hiring a dedicated employee to manage wellbeing.
As the business grows, so too can the wellbeing programme, adapting to the changing needs of your workforce.
An external provider will use surveys and data to give you an objective and impartial perspective on your wellbeing needs and identify areas for improvement.
Our consultants can work with you to understand the needs of your business and create a health and wellbeing strategy that helps you meet your legal requirements as well as delivering tangible business benefits.
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