Health & wellbeing guide

Companies today undeniably expect so much from their workforce, but none of these goals can be achieved without a healthy staff. This is our guide to some of the basics organisations today need to cover.

Imagine going into the office one morning (if you still do something as prosaic as work in an office) and  finding your computer won’t turn on.
As if that weren’t bad enough, your phone has gone dead – and to add further insult, the kettle won’t even heat up. It’s not a situation any business leader would stand for. Yet, while the wellbeing of machines, financials and systems is often top priority in the average organisation, the wellbeing of people can slip right down the agenda.

In this section we take you through the strategic side of health and wellbeing, something that needs to be more clearly understood if wellbeing is shake off the ‘fluffy’ tag that’s been affixed to it. The stories here might include surprising facts on how yoga or dogs can help boost staff health, but it all comes back to building a compelling business case, tying any suggestions to the organisation’s purpose and biggest people issues, whether that’s poor levels of retention, low productivity or highly disengaged employees.


A-Z of Health and Well Being

Why is health and wellbeing so important for productivity in the workplace? And what does it mean for a company’s bottom line? KATIE JACOBS explains all, with a look at the whats, whys and hows of workplace wellbeing.


The Business of Health

Duvet days and a home-from-home HQ designed by staff are just two of the ways the leaders of a pharmaceutical company improve motivation and wellbeing in staff. KATIE JACOBS meets them to find out more.

An Active Workforce

Your company may have a health and wellbeing strategy in place – but is it really working? Making sure employees are happy, healthy and more engaged in their wellbeing boosts productivity – and saves money.  MARY CARMICHAEL explains how you can ensure your strategy is doing its job.


The Generation Game

As the workforce gets older, companies need to recognise the skills and benefits these
employees bring, as well as give them a good reason to stay, says EDMUND TIRBUTT.

Healthy Balance

SUSAN CARTWRIGHT looks why employee engagement levels can have significant, direct benefits to an organisation's overall performance.