WorkWell benefits

Benefits of a Workplace Wellbeing Programme

An average adult will spend approximately 50% of their waking hours at work. There is a measurable link between a staff member's wellbeing and how productive they are during this time.

Many factors within the workplace can impact on staff wellbeing, which makes the workplace an ideal environment for addressing health and wellbeing and promoting healthy habits. This makes your workplace an ideal environment for addressing health and wellbeing and promoting healthy habits.  A workplace wellbeing programme can have significant benefits for both staff and employers as shown in the table below.

Benefits for Staff

Benefits for Employers

  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Increased energy and motivation
  • Decreased risk of injury or illness
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Increased ability to balance work and family life.
  • Reduced absenteeism costs
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved staff morale and increased job satisfaction
  • Reduced risk of workplace injuries
  • Increased resilience (ability to persevere when under pressure and recover from setbacks)
  • Improved corporate image
  • Demonstrate that your workplace cares about its staff.


Benefits for WorkWell Workplaces

  • One on one professional workplace wellbeing advice and mentoring
  • Easy to use resources
  • Introductory presentations for key stakeholders such as Board of Directors, management, employees and unions
  • Access to regular networking opportunities and interactive workshops
  • Access to the WorkWell website including resources, the WorkWell members section and online tools.
  • Recognition for your efforts towards creating a sustainable healthy workplace through the WorkWell Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation system. 


Page updated 15 May 2017
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