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Jamie Lawrence

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Wellbeing at work – new report looks at how far we’ve come and where we’re going

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What are leading companies doing on employee well-being and health at work? What have been the key developments in the last year on important topics such as employee engagement and mental health?

These questions are answered in the latest report from Good Day at Work, who each year compile in-depth analysis and insight from some of the country's leading thinkers and companies.

The report offers insight from a number of leading organisations including:

  • Mind – on the future for mental health and well-being in the UK
  • Sally Gunnell – on physical health and well-being at work
  • Barclays – on their market-leading approach to job-share strategies
  • first direct – on their attitudes towards fun and corporate culture

The report also features a contribution from well-known HR professor Cary Cooper OBE.

Here's an extract from one of the articles in the report, "Does 2014 mark a new era for well-being and work?" written by Ben Moss, MD of well-being and resilience specialists, Robertson Cooper.

"Over the past 12 months we’ve hosted debate and shared stories of what the future of well-being can look like; the new working practices, cultures and thinking within businesses. We’re continuing to build the objective case for well-being but also to connect people with our passion for the difference that it can make – to organisations, individual lives and the nation at large. In the seven years since we started, our network has grown to around 8000 members, reflecting how health and well-being has become more prominent than ever in the collective corporate, government and public consciousness.

Yet, the increased attention doesn’t mean it’s a case of mission accomplished. Some of this new focus has its origin in the negative aspects of modern work, those stories which make us sit up and ask serious questions about topics like pay, equality, working hours, and national productivity. This Report, we hope, can play a part in answering those questions, bringing together partners and contributors that are making well-being happen.

It serves as a barometer of progress and, ultimately, by connecting the evidence in these pages and the themes of the last year, it gives us a chance to ask that big question: is the tipping point for well-being in sight?"

Interested to read more? You can download the free report here

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