29 Sep 2023

Why is employee well-being important to an organisation?

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business world, the well-being of employees has become a top priority for forward-thinking organisations. Providing well-being support encompasses a holistic approach to ensuring physical, mental, and emotional health.

Here are four top tips outlining the advantages of prioritising employee well-being and how it can lead to a happier, more productive and successful workforce.

     1. Enhanced Productivity

One of the most significant advantages of supporting employee well-being is the positive impact on productivity. When employees are physically and mentally healthy, they are more likely to be engaged and focused on their tasks. They experience fewer sick days, lower absenteeism, and are less likely to burn out. Well-being support can include initiatives such as flexible work arrangements, access to wellness programs, and stress management resources, all of which contribute to a more productive workforce.

      2. Improved Employee Retention

Employee turnover can be costly and disruptive to an organisation. Providing well-being support can significantly enhance employee retention rates. When employees feel that their organisation genuinely cares about their well-being, they are more likely to stay with the company for the long term. Retaining experienced and skilled employees can lead to cost savings and increased institutional knowledge.

     3. Enhanced Company Culture

A company that prioritises employee well-being tends to have a more positive and inclusive culture. Employees are more likely to feel valued and appreciated, leading to higher job satisfaction and a sense of belonging. A supportive work environment fosters collaboration, teamwork, and a shared commitment to the organisation’s goals.

     4. Attracting Top Talent

In today’s competitive job market, attracting top talent is crucial for business success. Companies that offer comprehensive well-being support often stand out as desirable employers. Potential candidates are more likely to be drawn to organisations that prioritise employee health and happiness. This can lead to a more robust pool of applicants and a higher likelihood of hiring top-tier talent.


-Jean Schoultz, People & Culture Specialist