An insight into the agenda for 2019’s Good Day at Work Conversation

Hear from Ben Moss, MD of Robertson Cooper and Good Day at Work Content Director, as he shares his thoughts on the agenda for this year’s Good Day at Work Conversation. I’m really excited about this year’s Good Day at Work Conversation. The theme of personalising mental health and wellbeing couldn’t be more relevant as employers battle with getting the balance right between personalised support and crossing the line into creating dependency. We’ve taken…

Can measuring your organisation’s wellbeing help you retain your talent?

Can measuring your organisation’s wellbeing help you retain your talent? The costs of staff leaving are often significant for organisations. What if you could predict who is going to leave before they do, so you have the chance to do something about it and prevent the associated costs? In November 2018, we collected wellbeing data across 4,000 employees and tracked how many of them quit their jobs in the following 6 months to understand whether wellbeing has an impact on staff…

Creating Sustainable Engagement. Part 1: A look into engagement

When we talk about employee engagement, what do we really mean? There is no single accepted definition; instead, engagement is a broad term that focuses on employee attitudes towards their role and pays close attention to the concepts of job satisfaction and organisational commitment. For an employee, engagement rests on knowing their place within the organisation and how their contribution fits into an overall strategy. Having clarity energises the workforce, who can all work towards a…

Should your business have a New Year’s Resolution?

Christmas and New Year flashed by in an instant, and before we know it we’re thrust back into the world of work with not only objectives from a workplace perspective to consider, but also our own New Year’s Resolutions. YouGov recently looked into the most common resolutions, and perhaps unsurprisingly, four of the top five all centre around health & wellbeing. Exercising more came out on top, followed up improving diet and losing weight, before  38% of people noted ’Reduce Stress’ as a…

3 key points from our recent event, “How to ensure Health & Wellbeing investment delivers results”

Firstly, a huge thanks goes out to everyone who attended. We were overwhelmed with applications for tickets and for those who missed out, we hope this will share some of the key findings attendees discovered. A special mention goes to our incredible speakers and panel guests: Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Robertson Cooper – Connect on LinkedIn Jack Evans, Robertson Cooper – Connect on LinkedIn Kerrie Smith, Mace – Connect on LinkedIn Professor Ivan Robertson, Robertson Cooper…

Workplace wellbeing vision setting and strategy

5 top tips on workplace health and wellbeing strategy from Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Off the back of our blog series on workplace health and wellbeing by our Managing Director, Ben Moss, we asked our Founding Director and CIPD President, Professor Sir Cary Cooper for his 5 top tips for businesses thinking about creating their workplace wellbeing strategy. This is what he told us… Tip 1: Be clear on the purpose Know why your business values wellbeing and what you hope to achieve by investing in it – both for your employees and for the…

Developing a health and wellbeing strategy that drives real culture change

Part 4: Creating a health and wellbeing strategy that drives real culture change

In my last blog on 'readiness' and 'making change stick' I introduced the Good Day at Work model of wellbeing and change. Let’s now look at that model’s final two components which make up the ‘engine room’ of creating real change around health and wellbeing. Getting them right is the key to creating a wellbeing strategy that will drive real cultural change.   1. Creating the 'Good Day at Work' mindset: This is about ensuring your employees have the understanding, skills and capability…

Your health and wellbeing strategy is about business culture, if you want it to be

Part 3: Your health and wellbeing strategy is about business culture, if you want it to be…

In Part Two of this blog series on corporate health and wellbeing strategy I looked at the difference between a strategy and a plan, including the factors to consider when deciding which is right for your business. In this third instalment, I’ll be considering the opportunity presented by developing a wellbeing strategy for influencing the overall culture of the business. Having established that employers have a choice to focus either on a plan- or strategy-driven approach to organisational…

Understanding the difference between a health and wellbeing strategy and a health and wellbeing plan

Part 2: Understanding the difference between a health and wellbeing strategy and a health and wellbeing plan

In the second part of this blog series on health and wellbeing strategy, I’ll be looking at where the line is between a strategy and a plan - and how to decide which side of that line you sit. As we saw in part one, we’re moving towards a future where most organisations have a wellbeing strategy, albeit this is not yet quite the reality. We know (from a range of surveys) that there is a genuine desire and an intention to get going in earnest with wellbeing, whether that be through an internal…

Part 1: Developing a workplace health and wellbeing strategy is the norm these days, right?

Workplace health and wellbeing has gone mainstream, but maybe not that mainstream! So as we all know, most major UK employers are now investing in and thinking about the role health and wellbeing plays in their people strategies. Smaller businesses are bit further behind, having less to invest and often less well developed HR and Occupational Health functions, but the awareness and acceptance that health and wellbeing is now part of, so-called, ‘good work’ in the 21st century is nevertheless…