HRD Connect – Prioritise Employee Wellbeing, not just Absence Numbers

HRD Connect – Prioritise Employee Wellbeing, not just Absence Numbers

Teresa Boughey, Founder & CEO, Jungle HR discusses ways in which companies can ensure that they are prioritising the wellbeing of their workforce. We need to move away from sickness and absence and place the focus on health and wellbeing. Often health and wellbeing are viewed as a tick box exercise and/or a legal requirement/obligation instead of an essential way to ensure the inclusive wellbeing of your workplace.  Similarly, it’s important to take care of employees after they return to work from absence and to ensure they are supported.   Whilst there are, of course, cost implications associated with employee absence, it’s also important to take into account the human factor; to explore the impact of any absenteeism and take care of the people involved. This article will offer guidance on how to put health and wellbeing at the top of your agenda. Absenteeism A healthy workforce is a happy workforce and leads to reduced absence, higher employee engagement, and improved business performance.  Employee wellbeing...
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Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

By Teresa Boughey - April 2019 The phrase ‘employee wellbeing’ continues to gain prominence in the business world, with more recent attention focusing on mental health and the illusive work-life balance. However, a prevailing culture still remains that focuses upon absenteeism and sickness. It is understandable that smaller businesses are focused on the impact of absence days on their bottom line, but the fundamental health and wellbeing of employees should not be neglected in favour of a ‘numbers’ approach. If employee wellbeing is considered a priority from the offset, the effect of absenteeism will also diminish. (more…)...
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A New Way to Attract and Retain Talent

A New Way to Attract and Retain Talent

I was recently interviewed for a podcast by Leanne Spencer of Bodyshot Performance about how wellbeing is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage for companies wanting to recruit and retain staff. These were some of the things we discussed: Why Wellness at Work is Essential Wellness is no longer a buzzword, it is an essential ingredient for any organisation to operate effectively. Business owners and executives need to ensure employees are able to come to work, fit and healthy and have the right environment in which to thrive. (more…)...
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