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Wellbeing at Work

How to Design, Implement and Evaluate an Effective Strategy

Improve employee engagement and retention, reduce staff absence and avoid presenteeism by implementing an effective wellbeing strategy.

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EAN: 9780749480684
Edition: 1
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Format: 234x158
184 pages

About the book

Stress at work is rising year on year, long hours are becoming the norm and presenteeism is increasing across all industries. This is not only having a detrimental effect on employee health, happiness and productivity, but is also impacting the bottom line. HR professionals are uniquely placed to manage this modern workplace crisis by implementing a wellbeing strategy. Wellbeing at Work is an essential, practical guide to designing and implementing an effective strategy that will reduce employee anxiety, increase staff engagement and improve overall performance.

Written by leading experts in the field, Wellbeing at Work takes readers through the entire process, from explaining why a wellbeing strategy is necessary in a fast-changing world of work and technological transformation to building momentum around it, and monitoring, measuring and evaluating its impact. The book also identifies common pitfalls and problems, and how to avoid them, explores important legislative considerations and provides example exercises and tools to use throughout the process. Full of advice, tips and insights from real-world case studies, this is the only book you will need to create a happier, more productive and more profitable organization.

About the authors

Ian Hesketh

Ian Hesketh is the Wellbeing Lead for the UK College of Policing and Support for the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, University of Manchester. He is an Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University Management School and a Visiting Fellow at the Open University He has authored numerous papers on workplace wellbeing, change and public value and most notably, introduced the concept of Leaveism to explain human behaviours associated with workplace workload and stress.

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Cary Cooper

Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School. He holds the office of president of the CIPD, the British Academy of Management, RELATE and Institute of Welfare. He has been voted the Most Influential HR Thinker by HR Magazine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Management. He was made a CBE in 2001 for his contribution to occupational health and awarded a Knighthood in 2014 for his contribution to the social sciences.He is President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of the first UK based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management. He is also the President of the Institute of Welfare and Chair of the UK's Academy of Social Sciences.He is a leading commentator on workplace issues and wellbeing, having authored and edited numerous books and articles on the subject, as well as being a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen in 2001 for his contribution to occupational health, and awarded a Knighthood by the Queen in 2014 for his contribution to the social sciences.

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Wellbeing should be at the core of our thinking about work and the workplace for the future. This book provides great insights on why it is so important, and clear guidance on how to think strategically to make a real difference to all our people, which is good for them, good for positive organizational outcomes, and ultimately good for our wider economy and society as well.

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD