Growing the health and well-being agenda: from first steps to full potential

March 2017

Workplace health and well-being has risen sharply up the public policy agenda over the past decade. This has been accompanied by growing recognition of the positive link between employee well-being and long-term organisational health. There also appears to be a much broader understanding and application of holistic health and well-being approaches on the part of many organisations. We welcome this progress but believe that there is still considerable scope for wider and more integrated implementation of employee well-being in the workplace.

An effective employee well-being programme should be at the core of how an organisation fulfils its mission and carries out its operations and not consist of one-off initiatives. The CIPD's policy report, Growing the health and well-being agenda: from first steps to full potential, emphasises the role of HR in creating cultures where health and well-being are centre-stage in supporting efforts to improve workplace health, enhance productivity and have a more sustainable and motivated workforce.

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CIPD Ireland is supporting Healthy Ireland with their nationwide consultation about the Healthy Workplace Framework. To contribute to the consultation, please book your place here.

As part of building on this aspirational agenda for the future of workplace health and well-being, CIPD Ireland plans to develop a collection of thought pieces to highlight the issues and practices in Ireland. For further information contact Mary Connaughton.