Why we need happy employees
How satisfied and motivated are your employees? A positive company culture, flexible working structures and a strong team spirit are important foundations to foster high levels of motivation. Physical and mental wellbeing are promoted by good working conditions, an inspiring management style and appreciation. Wellbeing increases motivation, performance and resilience in employees. We show you how you can support and anchor the physical, mental and social wellbeing of your staff within your company in the long term.
Wellbeing is about much more than physical health. Employee wellbeing means your staff’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. Stressed, sick and unmotivated staff generate high costs and impact company results in the long run. The Job Stress Index 2018 study (Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz) shows that over a quarter - and rising - of all Swiss employees suffer from acute stress at work. The increase in burnouts and depression is becoming a challenge for many organisations . A wide range of available options makes it so much harder for HR leaders to find a holistic approach and focus on the right things. All of this results in major productivity losses amounting to an estimated 6.5 billion CHF - in 2018 alone.
An integrative, participatory and motivating management style is the healthy nourishing foundation needed for a strong culture of trust. This increases the feeling of self-awareness and appreciation.
Regularly checking in makes people feel valued and realise that their employer is genuinely interested in their wellbeing.
Team spirit is strong, they feel part of a team and know that they are making a significant contribution to the organisation’s overall success. This encourages a sense of togetherness.
They feel physically fitter and notice that their social wellbeing is increasing.
When dealing with stress, the meaningfulness of one’s own performance has a major impact. The more employees recognise the purpose in their work , the better they can handle stressful situations.
They feel financially and socially secure and know that any private spill-over will be taken into consideration by their employer.
Healthy partnerships lead to happier employees. Did you know that the amount of sick days increases massively in the run-up to a divorce? Organisations that invest in healthy partnerships also invest in happy employees.
You are more likely to go the extra mile if you know that your own contribution is important and serves a higher purpose.
Dedicated employees are intrinsically motivated and therefore more productive, more reliable and less likely to fall ill.
Flexible working structures facilitate a healthy balance between work and private life. They also promote the efficient use of energy, buildings and traffic infrastructure.
Satisfied employees make companies more successful and act as positive ambassadors for the business externally.
Investment into employees’ private partnerships through sponsored stress prevention programmes aimed at couples also increases coping skills and communication within a professional context according to a study carried out by the University of Zurich (Schaer, Bodenmann and Klink, 2008).
Happy employees develop an emotional bound to their company, increasing motivation and reducing turnover.
The wellbeing factor is becoming increasingly important in recruitment and is essential for acquiring good staff for any company.
Motivated employees are the best and most believable employer branding.
We would be happy to advise you on your wellbeing strategy. Wellbeing is much more than operational health management, it is a matter of culture. Together with you, we develop solutions to anchor the physical, mental and social wellbeing of your staff within your company in the long term. We use the following approach in our strategy development and culture support:
In the HR inspiration meeting, we talk with you for 90 minutes about your HR strategy: we will listen to you, dream up new opportunities and give you honest feedback - free of charge.
The right software can help measure and promote wellbeing in a targeted and verified way. There are various different ways to measure wellbeing, from stress tests to engagement surveys via BGM screenings. We can either work with the analysis from your existing wellbeing measuring tool or support you with a suitable tool. For example, you can use Qualtrics to find out how your employees are doing in real time so you receive fact-based information to help you make decisions for effective action.
Would you like to improve the health of your employees and support them in dealing with stress? Within a workshop we offer your employees a scientifically based stress prevention programme - developed by the University of Zurich.