Employee drivers – Employee wellbeing
If your organisation is looking to measure and improve its employee engagement, there are a number of controllable factors across the employee lifecycle you should be focusing on. Our research has uncovered 10 key employee engagement drivers that will help you to gain accurate and fair understanding of your workforce when conducting employee listening.
Here, we’re going to focus on one of these key drivers: employee wellbeing.
Employee wellbeing is the overall physical, mental, financial, social and career wellbeing of an employee. It’s crucial that employers prioritise employee wellbeing, as it plays a major role in the performance and productivity of an organisation.
Employee wellbeing has a direct impact on an organisation, and can affect performance, productivity, and financial success.
Organisations that make employee wellbeing a priority can reap the rewards of a more positive work environment, which will lead to increased efficiency, satisfaction, and morale amongst employees.
There are numerous benefits to supporting wellbeing in the workplace, for both leaders and employees alike. For leaders, good wellbeing of the workforce can lead to better job performance, increased retention rates, and better buy-in from potential new hires. For employees, a good standard of wellbeing allows for increased job satisfaction and happiness, and promotes healthier living.
Many employers mistake employee wellbeing as a one-size-fits-all practice, or they fail to address current pain points or hurdles. And this has serious repercussions for any organisation.
Examples of these outcomes include low morale, lack of motivation, reduced productivity, an increase in employee turnover, poor team communication and collaboration, worsened mental health issues, heightened stress levels, and reputational damage as a business.
A good place to start is to consider the different pillars of wellbeing. These pillars represent five areas that contribute to a person’s overall health and happiness.
Employee wellbeing can be tracked through numerous methods. It can be tracked through absence and sickness records, through one-to-one conversations, and through surveys. Surveys are a useful way to measure employee wellbeing as they provide direct feedback from staff about their experience in the workplace.
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