Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Workplace Well-being is growing in stature and organisations are increasing their engagement in the idea of offering workforce well-being opportunities and employee assistance programmes to respond to the pressures and experiences of staff to help them have a better experience of work. After all we are said to spend 1/3 of our lifetime at work!
Workplace Wellness comes in various forms, for example a "health and well-being strategy" (an action plan that outlines actions of measures to improve employee health/wellness) or organisations may explore the likes of working hours, flexi-time right through to Duvet Days and Therapeutic Interventions such as counselling, coaching & complimentary therapy sessions as part of standard offers for employees.
On the other end of that Employee Assistance programmes are often designed to support staff in times of extreme stress, anxiety, burnout or depression, giving a confidential space for staff.