Early intervention and proactive management of physical and psychological health issues are key to wellness and recovery. Employers can provide targeted specialist support through occupational health and HR; but line managers and employees should also be given training to help them recognise the early signs that someone may need additional support and take appropriate action.
Business in the Community's Public Reporting Guidelines on Employee Wellness and Engagement provides a public reporting framework for organizations aligned to the four quadrants of the BITC Workwell Model.
As 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 Community's Public Reporting Guidelines: Employee Wellness and Engagement.
National Grid wanted to develop and evaluate sustainable, work focused, evidence based rehabilitation services to have a positive impact on musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries and psychological wellbeing.
The aim is to provide employees with access to psychological services and support managers to detect early signs of stress in their colleagues to prevent psychological and physical ill health and promote good mental health and resilience.
The aim is to proactively identify and manage the source of potential health risks, and to eliminate exposure to hazards that can cause disease to develop.
Consultations, workshops and cultural support on energy and resilience to enable employees to be healthy and high performing at work and at home.