Employee Wellbeing

‘An engaged workforce will go the extra mile’ Jackie Orme CE of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

When The Sunday Times decides on the annual ‘100 Best Companies to work’ one of the key deciding factors is WELLBEING - How staff feel about stress, pressure and the balance between their work and home duties.

Equilibria has worked alongside many businesses to improve Employee wellbeing, performance and motivation. We offer tailor made solutions to meet your specific requirements, this may include 1:1 consultations, seminars or workshops to support employees in the path to healthier eating.

Stressed & heading for burnout!
The 21st Century working environment is a tough one. As employers, we’re constantly looking at ways to improve the bottom line in an increasingly competitive marketplace. As employees, we’re under pressure to perform better, quicker and more creatively than ever, possibly with the fear that the long term future of our job is under threat.

A certain level of stress at work is good, it keeps us keen, it gives us that ‘edge’ to perform and beat expectations. But if levels of the stress hormone – cortisol, are kept too high for too long, you could compare it to driving your company car along the M1 in second gear – you’re literally heading for burn-out!

Prolonged stress takes its toll in many different ways – physically, chemically & mentally:

  • A progressive disruption & decline in memory
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, loss of drive and/or depression
  • Disruption of sleep patterns
  • Increased susceptibility to infections
  • Long-term stress can depress thyroid function leading to lethargy, weight gain and a host of other unpleasant symptoms
  • Impaired digestion often leading to bloating, reflux & heartburn
  • Weight gain – typically in the most dangerous area around the abdomen.

Its easy to see how stress can lead to reduced productivity, increased absenteeism and high staff turnover. In the UK 13.8 million working days are lost through absenteeism costing companies £3.8billion per annum!

Duty of Care. Employers have a duty of care for the health and safety of their employees through existing legislation: ‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’ and the ‘Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999’.

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