Workplace Wellbeing - It's not a guessing game

Today’s workplace is harder to define than ever before, with employee’s needs constantly shifting. Failing to cater to these shifts can have a detrimental impact on workplace wellbeing.

But how do you, as employers, know exactly what your people’s needs are? Especially when each and every staff member is so different…

Data-driven wellbeing strategy

Introducing the power of data.

Collecting and analysing data to shape your approach to employee wellbeing isn’t a new concept, but it’s something that needs to be done by a lot more organisations. Why? As well as listening to what it is that your people NEED to ensure they are happy, healthy, and productive, data can:

  • Assist you to build an appropriate Covid-19 recovery plan

  • Help you to find out where your organisation excels and where there’s room for improvement when addressing mental health and wellbeing

  • Enable you to pre-empt staff mental and physical health problems

  • Provide a clear sense of where to invest in wellbeing initiatives to make a meaningful impact

Pretty worth doing, right?! Here’s how to get to the heart of what really matters…

The 5 drivers of wellbeing at work

Data may be powerful, but it can also be overwhelming when there’s too much of it. That’s why we’ve got to be practical when it comes to choosing a collection method.

While interviews and focus groups can be great for getting into the nitty-gritty, with 51% of employees still feeling uncomfortable about discussing their mental health challenges with their managers, it’s likely that the answers given to your wellbeing questions will be somewhat false.

Instead, organisations can use anonymous assessment tools and really home in on the key factors that have been evidently known to affect workplace wellbeing. These are:

1. Health

Are your people physically and mentally healthy?

2. Relationships

Are your people treated with support and respect?

3. Security

Is your organisation open and honest with staff about financial pressures and job security?

4. Environment

Are working environments affecting your employee’s mood?

5. Purpose

Do your people understand how their role plays a key part in the bigger picture of the organisation?

There’s so much to consider when it comes to wellbeing, yet too often only the mental and physical aspects spring to mind.

To successfully workforce wellbeing, organisations must adopt a holistic approach that looks at all of the mental, physical, financial and social aspects together.

Show your people that they matter

When it comes to creating a sustainable wellbeing strategy, it has to deliver value to both the employer and the employee.

Not only can a wellbeing assessment provide organisations with actionable insights to inform their wellbeing strategies, it shows employees that their workplace needs really matter.

According to Mind, when employees feel that they are valued and supported, they tend to have higher wellbeing levels and become more committed to the organisation’s goals. A win-win for everyone!

Here at Key Wellbeing, we offer organisations an online wellbeing assessment tool covering all 5 key drivers of wellbeing at work. Let us help you to find out what would make the biggest difference to your people right now as we navigate through the Covid-19 recovery challenges.

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