Health and Wellbeing
Employee wellbeing is a critical business issue as the workforce ages and working lives are extended for future generations. Maintaining a healthy, happy and resilient workforce requires challenging perspectives on ageing and taking an holistic approach to employee health.
“It is estimated that 1 million people between the ages of 50-64 have involuntarily left employment over the last 8 years with ill health, enforced redundancy and caring responsibilities cited as the top push factors.”
A win-win scenario
Investing in the health and wellbeing of your workforce is good for business and good for employees. Proactive workplace initiatives can prevent or help manage health conditions that may occur in later life and ensure all employees are able to continue to perform at their best. A healthy workforce leads to reduced absenteeism, improved retention and greater productivity.
For older workers working longer can lead to a healthier and longer life. Well designed work and a supportive work environment can provide mental stimulation, social contact and a sense of purpose that enriches and maintains our psychological, social and physical health and wellbeing.
Achieve a healthy balance
A health and wellbeing strategy may touch on many aspects of your organisation. We help you to identify the key risk factors and opportunities to make a real difference to employee engagement and wellbeing. Our support is tailored to balance the needs of your business and the needs of employees and may include:
- Support and advice on developing a health and wellbeing strategy
- Training for managers in recognising and managing health issues
- Employee education and support programmes
– Improving diet, exercise and lifestyle
– Musculoskeletal care
– Developing personal resilience and self esteem
– Stress management
– Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
Age Confident Employers
Does your HR strategy take account of the impact of an ageing workforce?
Plan for the future by taking part in our Age Confident audit.
Planning for Life Transitions
Time to change your approach to pre-retirement training for your employees?
Take a new perspective to mid and later life planning to meet the needs of today’s generations.
Supporting Working Carers
How many of your employees are juggling work with caring responsibilities?
Take a proactive approach to recognising and supporting working carers to retain an engaged and productive workforce.
Our blogs are designed to inspire you to take a new perspective on ageing and connect you to the latest thinking and research.