Organisations that prioritise the wellbeing of their employees have better business outcomes, lower absenteeism and presenteeism, and fewer injuries. They experience higher productivity and customer satisfaction – as well as fulfilling ethical and legal duties to look after their people. Policies, procedures, leadership, organisational culture and work environment are areas of the business that impact on one’s wellbeing. When managed poorly, these can also become psychosocial hazards at work.
To build a safe and healthy organisation, a strategic and systematic approach to wellbeing is required. For that, organisations are turning towards specialised workplace wellbeing providers who offer high impact and evidence-based solutions and help mitigate psychosocial risks.
How do you know which workplace wellbeing providers are reliable? What should you look for when choosing a wellbeing partner?
1. Evidence-based practices.
You want to work with a wellbeing provider that grounds their practice in robust and rigorous research. That means they use pioneering and contemporary research findings and are grounded in best-practice frameworks to inform their processes – leading to lasting organisational and individual behaviour change.
What should you look for? Be wary of wellbeing providers that hide behind a promise of being “evidence-based” without any ongoing commitment to scientific rigour. A sound evidence-based provider will be able to show evidence of their process for continuous improvement, team development and up-skilling, and will be able to back up their service offerings with clear research-backed rationale. They will have a sound, evidence-based understanding of specific challenges facing your organisation and will tailor their approach accordingly.