2021 was yet another difficult year for organisations and their employees. From transitioning to hybrid work, to the great resignation and the struggle to retain talent, employers had a lot to think about.
What is positive is that the topic of wellbeing wasn’t left in the periphery of the organisational conversation. In fact, companies are taking wellbeing more seriously than ever.
We understand that wellbeing is more than physical health, free yoga classes and early Friday finishes, especially in the world we live in at the moment.
Getting closer to the festive season we wanted to share with you some of our best articles that can help you understand wellbeing and its components, and can help you improve it in your organisation. Why not start now?
1. How to measure wellbeing?
First thing first. Before trying to improve anything you need to know what’s not working. We usually think about wellbeing as something intangible therefore something that can’t be measured. And where this is partially true there’s a way to do so.
In this article, you’ll find out what the 4 wellbeing components are and how to measure them which will enable you to take the right actions and make your organisation a better place.
2. Wellbeing initiatives aren’t perks: consider Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs
Like it said in this article just because organisations know that employee wellbeing matters, it doesn’t mean they’re tackling it properly.
It may seem that for bigger organisations with more generous budgets it is easier to offer wellbeing programmes but this shouldn’t stop smaller organisations to get it right too.
A good start is to create a culture where wellbeing conversation is something normal and everyone feels invited and safe to share their own experiences.
The article is a great overview of how considering Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs can help you provide better support to your people.
3.HR professionals: we help you see which wellbeing initiatives work
I think it’s not an exaggeration if we say that HR people have been the front-line workers of many organisations since the pandemic. Having to think about employees’ wellbeing and writing policies that are inclusive and work for everyone, they really have a lot on their plates.
And this is where we can help – consider surveying your organisation to identify the main causes for wellbeing issues and then carry out a practical plan. There’s a step-by-step guide in the article.
4. Connectedness and wellbeing
Have you ever thought about the link between connectedness and wellbeing? If not – now is the time.
This article explains really well how social connections have an impact on our mental health and gives advice on how we can stay connected during times of loneliness and isolation.
It’s really useful especially now when we’re once again invited to work from home as much as we can.
5. How 10 minutes of walking a day can impact your wellbeing
It’s unavoidable to talk about wellbeing and not to mention physical activities – even if that means a brief 10 minutes walk.
If you still can’t think of a good reason why you should take a break from your laptop, phone or favourite TV series, this article will give five good reasons. And this isn’t everything – it will also help you encourage your people to go for walks more often.
Finding the best wellbeing practices isn’t easy and it will take some time. What can help you to speed up the process is getting feedback from your people.
With Qlearsite Employee Feedback Platform you can send a wellbeing survey fast and easily, and get meaningful insights.
Try collecting your own employee feedback now !