Wellbeing at work

Wellbeing at the heart of your workplace

The health and wellbeing of your workforce is fundamental to achieving your company's goals and ambitions. Having healthy and well motivated employees has been proven to result in cost savings through lower levels of sickness and higher levels of performance. As an employer, there are strategies you can develop to ensure the health and wellbeing of your staff, and your organisation.  Wellbeing at Work can help you identify, implement and evaluate them.

Wellbeing at Work has introduced the Workplace Wellbeing Charter as an award which recognises the positive way in which you manage your business and support your workforce. The Charter involves:

  • Self assessing against a set of nationally agreed standards.
  • Devising an action plan to drive future change.
  • Working with staff and other organisations to implement good practice.
  • Reducing sickness absence and improving staff wellbeing.

Who is this for?

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a voluntary scheme open to public, private and community sector organisations of any size. The entry level has been developed as a baseline for all businesses to achieve and acts as a useful checklist for smaller organisations to ensure legal obligations are met. There are lots of free resources and guidance available  as well as support from Wellbeing at Work.

How your organisation can benefit by being involved

  • reduce sickness absence and presenteeism
  • increase productivity and save costs
  • support staff going through change and restructure
  • enhance staff resilience, health and wellbeing
  • increase staff engagement and motivation
  • embed a culture of health and wellbeing within your organisation

The process is simple. To achieve the Charter, employers will be required to gather a portfolio of evidence to show they meet the standards and an onsite assessment visit will take place. Wellbeing at Work assessors will offer free support and guidance throughout the whole process.

Next step

Organisations who wish to work towards the Workplace Wellbeing Charter should register for local support by contacting:

Register as a charter member here gives you access to the self-assessment tool and a huge range of useful resources that you can use to improve the health and wellbeing of your staff.

To download the Workplace Wellbeing Self Assessment standards click here.