Better Relationships

Better relationships, both inside and outside work, will have a significant impact on wellness and engagement. Employers can promote social health – defined by Towers Perrin as covering work relationships, balance in both work and personal life, equity, fairness, respect and social connectedness – by encouraging good communication and creating opportunities for employees to build stronger social networks at work and at home.

What is meant by Better Relationships?
 

Better relationships, both inside and outside work, will have a significant impact on wellness and engagement. Employers can promote social health – defined by Towers Perrin as covering work relationships, balance in both work and personal life, equity, fairness, respect and social connectedness – by encouraging good communication and creating opportunities for employees to build stronger social networks at work and at home.

Business in the Community's TC's Public Reporting Guidelines on Employee Wellness and Engagement provides a public reporting framework for organisations aligned to the four quadrants of the BITC Workwell Model.

 

Better Relationships

BITC Public Reporting Guidelines: Employee Wellness and EngagementAs well as reporting quantitative metrics, the Framework stresses the need for companies to accompany this with narrative reporting which will critically provide the context in which to interpret the information. Companies also need to ensure their reporting begins with a description about the 'employee footprint' of the organisation, which again provides the starting context for assessing the company's employee challenges and resulting management practices and performance. More details [opens in new window]

These metrics have been taken from the Business in the Communities Public Reporting Guidelines: Employee Wellness and Engagement.
 

Case Studies
 

RBS Choice Initiative

The aim is to offer all employees the opportunity to achieve better work-life balance through RBS Choice, a flexible working initiative, to provide staff with comprehensive options on how, where and when they work.
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Barclays

The aim is to enable employees to support charitable causes through volunteering, matched fundraising and regular giving opportunities.
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