What If Your Job Was Good For You? Case study anthology
Business in the Community’s (BITC) What If Your Job Was Good For You? report identifies actions employers can take to transform wellbeing at work. The report provides key recommendations for employers about how to build an environment in which employees feel supported to do their best work. It also outlines how to achieve good jobs for all that drive sustainable positive mental health outcomes.
This case study anthology provides inspiration and guidance from public and private sector organisations across a range of sectors. These examples show that even in a time of stress and uncertainty workplaces can be proactive about ensuring work design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes.
Identifying actions employers can take to transform wellbeing at work.
People do not expect to be physically injured at work, and nor should their mental health be damaged. However, in the 12 months before BITC’s Mental Health at Work 2020 survey, developed in partnership with Bupa and the BITC Wellbeing Leadership Team, 41% of employees experienced poor mental health caused by work1. Although work can be part of the cause of poor mental health, it can also be part of the solution to improving it. COVID-19 has acted as a powerful catalyst to transform the working world. For example, employees who never dreamed of working remotely and flexibly are now doing so.
BITC’s What If Your Job Was Good For You? report identifies actions employers can take to transform wellbeing at work. It contains two calls to action for employers that build on lessons learnt from the pandemic.
- Treat mental health and safety with the same importance as physical health and safety.
- Collaborate with colleagues to enable employees to create their own “good jobs” within organisational parameters.
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- Anglian Water Group: ways of working to enhance wellbeing.
- Birmingham City Council: promoting and protecting wellbeing.
- Costain: enabling employees to create their own ‘good jobs’.
- Deloitte: ways of working that enhance wellbeing.
- EMCOR UK: creating good jobs through open dialogue.
- Rhonda Housing Association (RHA) Wales: enabling employees to co-create their own ‘good jobs’.
- Royal Mail Group: because healthy minds matter.
- Procter and Gamble: ways of working that enhance wellbeing.
- Santander: promoting employee wellbeing and inclusion.
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- Anglian Water Group: supporting employee wellbeing.
- Lloyds Banking Group: Safeguarding Employees Experiencing Domestic Abuse.
- Royal Mail Group: supporting colleagues affected by bereavement.
- Santander: everyday inclusion.
what if your job was good for you?
- Business in the Community (2020) Mental Health at Work 2020: key findings.