Why wellbeing and engagement should be top of your HR agenda

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Do your people think, feel and behave in a positive way towards your organisation? Are your staff psychologically thriving? If the answer is no, you are putting your organisation at risk of productivity and performance challenges. With this in mind, developing a strong and effective wellbeing strategy should be top of your HR agenda.

Wellbeing is a hot topic and buzz word in the human resources and people development arena. But what does it really mean in the context of work?

CIPD define well-being as ‘creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation.’ Although often labelled simply as physical health, the social and psychological components of wellbeing are equally important. It is something every organisation wants (or should want) to achieve in order to ensure their people are maximising organisational success.

In order to create this environment, employee engagement becomes increasingly important as a driver of wellbeing in the workplace. Dr. Mark Slaski, Senior Psychologist and Co-Founder of WorkplaceBuzz measured the link between wellbeing and engagement when developing the Engage tool. Using a metric developed from Hart & Cotton that measures the frequency of both positive emotions (Morale) and negative emotions (Distress) at work, he found a strong correlation between engagement and morale, distress, and overall wellbeing. With a clear link between employee engagement and wellbeing, having a deeper understanding of workplace engagement is a key step in the journey to a high quality wellbeing strategy.

In our latest video Dr Mark Slaski and Peter Cowan, Founders of WorkplaceBuzz, take a closer look at the meaning of workplace engagement and why it is such a hot topic in today’s market.

Watch our engagement video to find out about the importance of engagement when seeking to get the best from your people


Join our webinar for more insights on wellbeing at work

Wellbeing at work - more than just a salad bar
24th November @ 1pm

The behaviour displayed by managers has a significant impact on the wellbeing and engagement of those they lead. All too often managers receive little training or support on the ‘how’ to manage others. Our latest webinar explores the psychological drivers of wellbeing and engagement and the impact managers can have in creating happier and healthier places to work.

This upcoming webinar, hosted by Thomas International and delivered by Dr. Mark Slaski from WorkplaceBuzz, introduces the latest thinking and psychology research regarding the drivers of wellbeing and engagement at work. It will help participants to gain a greater understanding of how to improve employee wellbeing and engagement and how to create development programmes and interventions to enhance a sustainable culture of performance, health and wellbeing.

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Louise Basu, HR Director

Louise Basu, HR Director

Louise joined Thomas in 2013 following a HR career within consumer finance and the pharmaceutical industry. Louise is passionate about ensuring the HR function is both approachable and integrated across the business, driving the Thomas values through workplace engagement. Louise is CIPD qualified with a French and Spanish degree.

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