Workplace wellbeing isn’t just for the Googles of this world. Recently more and more employers (small, medium and large) are putting health and wellbeing, both physical and mental, at the core of their business. But why now? It certainly isn’t a new idea, but here are some stats to think about:
- Every year in the UK, around 137million days are lost through sickness absence (ONS 2017)
- At an estimated cost of £18 billion to the economy (Centre for Economics & Business Research 2017)
- Over the past two years, stress has become the primary reason for absence (Sainsbury centre for mental health)
- Poor staff wellbeing impacts the bottom line, both in terms of costs incurred through absence, mistakes and temporary cover, as well as profits lost through reduced productivity and missed business opportunities. It makes sense to invest in helping employees perform at their best.
It’s a no brainer really – improve staff wellbeing, improve business.
Enter Suki Bassi (picture above). With a career spanning the private, public and third sector her achievements include driving global employee engagement improvements at advertising giant WPP to co-authoring the ‘Conversations for Change’ toolkit for the Desmond Tutu Foundation.
Suki is a passionate advocate for healthy, connected and happy workplaces and at the vanguard of the revolution for a better human experience at work.
Working across Europe and the USA Suki is helping businesses put wellbeing, happiness and gratitude firmly on the corporate agenda to deliver sustainable results for everyone.
But how can you apply this to your business?
We’re holding a seminar on the 30th of January where Suki will be talking about The Value of Wellbeing at Work and what you can do now to get started on your quest for workplace bliss.
8.00am – 9.30am
81 Rivington St
London EC2A 3AY
RSVP here as soon as possible as spaces are limited. Hope to see you there!