The biggest challenge faced by organisations today who are striving to create a competitive culture is that of stress and burnout, it has become a worldwide epidemic! It is becoming increasingly apparent that we are pushing our bodies & minds to the limit, and the price to pay? Increasingly our health…. Organisations therefore have a level of responsibility for helping their people cope with these stresses & illnesses. If not, they are going to feel the direct impact on their bottom line.
As such, the past couple of years have seen a particular rise in terms of well-being programs; 1/5 of all UK businesses have increased their well-being spend in 2013 (CIPD absence management report 2013) and it’s quoted as being the no.2 issue currently shaping benefits strategy in 2014 (2014 employee benefits survey). However, are we doing enough to help our employees deal with an increasingly unpredictable environment?