We're proud to have been awarded the "Committed To Employer Wellbeing At Work Award". Matt Ellis from East Sussex Council presented it to Lucy, our HR Director, who has been working hard with her team, Jimmy & Ronnie, to improve both physical and mental well-being in the workplace.
Why is wellbeing at work important?
We spend a huge proportion of our time at work, therefore employers play a key role in contributing to the health of the workforce, and in turn the health of the organisation itself. Improving the mental and physical wellbeing in your workplace is more important than you may think.
- The top 3 causes of long-term employee absence are preventable. These are: mental ill health, musculoskeletal conditions and work-related stress.
- In recent years 41% of employees experienced poor mental health caused by work.
- In the UK, 14.3 million days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in 2019 alone.
- Aches and pains accounted for 28.2 million of days lost. This is 17.7% of all sickness absences
46% of employers still lack a formal strategy or approach to wellbeing and tend to act on an ad hoc basis. But having a productive and healthy workforce should be the aim of every organisation, especially as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic which has had such a huge impact on business and the wellbeing of employees.