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Employee Health and Wellbeing

MAIN PRESENTERS: Gillian Pillans, Research Director, CRF Dorian Dugmore, Chief Executive, Wellness Academy Matt Freeland, Senior HR Director, PepsiCo

WITH: Vicki Culpin, Dean of Faculty & Director of Research, Ashridge Business School Tara Swart, CEO, The Unlimited Mind Ben Moss, Managing Director, Robertson Cooper

The meeting reviewed a CRF report by Gillian Pillans, and included an exercise period with Technogym RESEARCH SUMMARY Wellbeing has emerged as a ‘hot’ topic in business circles. 

A third of companies interviewed by CRF now developing strategies, others are revisiting theirs

Increased focus on prevention, developing resilience and on mental health

Also, dealing more holistically about health and the ‘whole person’, including engaging families.

What’s the business case? 

Studies report a range of investment returns, but can be as high as 6:1

Some evidence of productivity gains and absence reduction

It takes 3-5 years for programmes to make a real difference

Benefits for employer brand, including better employee value proposition and engagement.

Core features of a health and wellbeing strategy 

Clearly defined objectives, linked to business imperatives – create measures from the start

Base these on workforce demographic analysis and evidence of what works

Systemic approach, not separate one-off interventions or ‘random acts of wellness’

Focus on prevention, not just after-the-event health problem management

Foster lifestyle and behaviour change – but communicate/encourage/facilitate rather than ‘force’

Evaluate outcomes, and communicate about results to employees and other stakeholders.

CRF tips for success? Plan, have clear objectives, tailor, co-ordinate interventions, address culture and environment, communicate effectively, think about evaluation from the start – and be patient.

© Corporate Research Forum 2014

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