wellbeing through change
Work related stress is on the increase, resulting in high costs for business and society. Most businesses today struggle to address challenges related to employee wellbeing such as absenteeism, staff turnover, productivity and staff satisfaction. According to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working conditions, work intensity has increased in most European countries over the last decades. A rising number of employees work on tight deadlines and at speed.
According to the Health and Safety Executive in the UK, 1.3 million people who worked during 2010 were suffering from an illness they believe was caused or made worse by their current or past work. This led to 28.5 million days lost overall (1.2 days per worker). Work related health issues contribute substantially to health costs overall, currently estimated at around £100 billion a year in the UK.
A growing number of employers have started to recognise employee health and wellbeing as a strategic priority and have developed and implemented strategies including health campaigns and checks, employee counselling programmes, improvements in workplace practices and flexible working policies. Most of these programmes cover incentives to improve both physical and mental health, based on the understanding that both are inextricably linked.
As employee wellbeing is a relatively new field, companies still struggle to determine the root causes of employee ill-health, set priorities based on risk assessments, establish a clear business case and evaluate the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of various health and wellness initiatives. Agreeing on metrics to measure progress also still presents a challenge.
how can urban healing help you?
Urban Healing can help you develop a wellbeing strategy that reflects your needs and will achieve demonstrable improvements in employee satisfaction, reductions in lost time, and reduced staff turnover. We will help you assess where you are today, identify key risk factors and determine your top priorities moving forward. Through a pragmatic and structured approach, we can support you in developing appropriate planning and communication processes that will take your wellness programme to the next level. On the basis of leading practice and research, we can work with you to select tailored metrics to measure progress in this area.
Urban Healing also provides coaching to individuals with a focus on the development of more appropriate personal effectiveness, emotional resilience and time management approaches.
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