During the pandemic, maintaining employees health and safety will help reduce the risk to the individual and the organisation. Safety, health & wellbeing training will promote equity of health through inclusion and collaboration across all levels and geographical locations of an organisation. Focusing on the factors that matter and influence employee wellbeing enhances engagement with the business and key objectives
To create an achieving, positive and innovative environment managers should be competent in the legal, moral and organisational requirements for managing health in the workplace and working from home. Lack of managerial support is one of the main work factors contributing to the rise in work related stress and the associated business costs such as absenteeism, presenteeism, performance and productivity (Source: HSE, Work Related Stress 2017)
There is a wealth of research linking happy and healthy staff with increased productivity. The Black Report emphasised the link between employee health and wellbeing, economic prosperity, organisational performance and customer satisfaction. It makes good business sense to help employees look after themselves. (Source: Working for a Healthier Tomorrow 2000)
Before Covid-19, an estimated 140 million working days were lost each year to sickness absence costing the UK £22bn each year. Some experts are suggesting the legacy of the pandemic could stretch it to £300bn. Taking measures to reduce the psychological and wellbeing impact for returning workers will help businesses with their attendance management
Success in today's competitive and challenging economic climate is showing that embedding inclusive safety, health and wellbeing into the culture and corporate strategy is key to attracting and retaining good staff. A recent survey found 6 out of 10 employees including 70% of entry level graduates and executives valued happiness over salary. (Source: HRnews 2017)
Employee wellbeing interventions and training enhance a positive corporate environment emphasising a health and safety culture.
‘Faith in the boss and an eye on the bigger picture — beyond simply turning a profit — are still the deciding factors for success in our roll call of the top employers’. (Source: The Times 100 UK’s Best Companies to Work For 2017)