Demonstrating ROI through Workplace Wellbeing strategies

Workplace Wellbeing Leads from almost 25 Cambridgeshire employers came together at a recent Employee Wellbeing Practitioners’ Network event held on 13 October to better understand how to develop a wellbeing strategy and measure its return on investment.

It was really great to be able to speak to people from other organisations, share ideas with common barriers/problems to find long term sustainable solutions.

- Wood Green delegate
Debbie Longhurst, Head of Business Engagement and the Lead for the Wellbeing Programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough introduced and lead the session that looked at best practice, the tools available and case studies to support employer’s wellbeing strategies. She then went on to introduce the BITC Workwell Model which includes the five broad areas businesses need to address in order to create a culture of wellbeing, where employees can thrive. By taking action across all of these elements, businesses can create a comprehensive approach to wellbeing that drives business productivity and employee engagement.

Zoe Cross, Health Improvement Advisor (Workplaces) for Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council then went on to present the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ – Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give. She talked in detail about how these five activities can be used as a base to a workplace wellbeing strategy.

Following the presentations, delegates took part in two interactive sessions – ‘Building your Wellbeing Strategy’ and ‘Return on Investment – how do you measure staff wellbeing’. Where delegates looked a local and national business case studies.

Finally, Debbie concluded the event by giving an update on the Business in the Community and Public Health support available for employers.

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‘Really informative and positive session. Sharing best practice was great for sparking ideas to consider for our wellbeing strategy’

Wates delegate