Why wellbeing needs to be at the top of business agenda

Why wellbeing needs to be at the top of business agenda

5th November 2021

Pre-pandemic, wellbeing was something that could easily be pushed to the bottom of the agenda.

Now, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are realising that the health and wellbeing of their workforce is vital. It is, perhaps, one of the positive outcomes of the pandemic, as leaders recognise the need to discuss and tackle any wellbeing related issues.

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This is the era of the employee, but bosses need to lead the way

27th September 2021

By Siobhan Byrnes 

Over the course of the ongoing pandemic, I can’t help but cringe every time I read an article that debates the health of workplace culture. Working closely with businesses of all sizes and across all sectors as they navigate workplace change, my team and I have seen that employee-driven culture is very much alive and is, in fact, becoming increasingly valued and prioritised.

The pandemic prompted a re-evaluation by everyone. Where culture was perhaps taken for granted, it quickly became apparent how critical it is to steadying a ship in a time of upheaval. Culture remains the beating heart of any organisation and it survived, thanks to efforts by leadership and employees alike, despite us all working remotely for over a year. We recently surveyed nearly 1,200 employees (both at junior and senior levels), and 45% ranked ‘team, people and culture’ as most the important aspect when choosing a job, followed by flexible working (39%), with competitive salaries and bonus slipping down the priority list.

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