Well-being at work - more than fruit and pilates!

November 2016

Healthy Ireland recently held a conference on Why Good Work Matters: The Role of Good Quality Work in Reducing Health Inequalities where delegates heard about the evidence and good practice that supports people in work and creates healthy workplaces.

It was acknowledged that a co-ordinated approach is required at Government level that will drive the well-being at work agenda. Strong leadership in organisations is also required which puts employee well-being centre stage, creating a culture of well-being rather than relying on once off initiatives.

Job design

Of interest for the HR profession, who are so often champions for well-being at work, was the discussion about how good work is created through the design of better jobs.

Our HR in Ireland today survey revealed that nearly 70% of respondents expect that the level of job redesign activity in their organisations will increase over the next 2 years. This is the perfect time for employers to design jobs that will not only support well-being but will help employees to be more engaged at work.

For more information on job design, see our factsheet.

For more information on the business benefits of well-being at work and how to promote well-being in your organisation check out our factsheet on well-being in the CIPD Knowledge Hub.