Creating a Healthy Workplace is an important step to improving employee health and engagement and has enormous potential to benefit the organisation as a whole.
Workplace wellbeing programmes contribute to a healthier workforce and can benefit employers by:
- Increasing employee productivity
- Increasing employee job satisfaction and loyalty
- Reducing absenteeism and presenteeism
- Reducing injuries and Health and Safety costs
- Improving the organisation’s reputation and social responsibility efforts
Healthy Workplaces also have the potential to reach employee families and communities and have further societal implications such as lowered burden on health services and insurance.
There are key considerations that maximise success and sustainability of your workplace wellbeing efforts. Here, we provide a consolidation of international guidance and resources to help transform your workplace into a Healthy Workplace.
The information is categorised to suit your needs, so have a look at the categories below to choose the appropriate resources.
A substantial amount of effort went into reviewing the international literature and in consulting with key experts and stakeholders in the creation of Ireland’s Healthy Workplace Framework. We present this body of work in this section.
As part of this project, a number of case studies, demonstrating good practice in workplace wellbeing, have been collected. It is hoped that these case studies will provide guidance to other workplaces who wish to engage in promoting workplace wellbeing in their organisation.