National Workplace Wellbeing Day 

Ibec is proud to have hosted National Workplace Wellbeing Day for the 8th year in a row! Please check back next year for updated campaign messaging as the below relates to the 2022 campaign.

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Covid restrictions have eased and many workers are returning to some form of office working after two years of being remote. This provides a fresh opportunity for businesses to highlight available wellbeing supports for their staff, whether they be in the workplace, working from home or adopting a hybrid-working model.

Workplace Wellbeing Day provides businesses with a unique opportunity to celebrate and showcase all of the activities that their employees participate in throughout the year. 

 

Why get involved

In today's fast-paced workplace, it is important for employees and employers alike to engage in healthy working behaviours. Incorporating wellbeing into day-to-day interactions in the workplace can help support an overall culture of wellbeing, whether that’s instilling supportive behaviours through your manager training or including wellbeing on the agenda for meetings.

The benefits of a successful workplace wellbeing programme have been well documented and begin with improved employee health, which can aid in higher levels of both engagement and productivity.

April 29th offered an anchor to rebalance and refocus on supports that will benefit employees' social, mental and physical wellbeing. A plan that responds to the needs of your employees is favourable to a one-size-fits-all approach to wellbeing. 

 

Focus for 2022

  • Everyday actions that help to embed a culture of wellbeing
  • Physical, mental & social wellbeing

Over the last number of years there has been a growing movement among business to consider the impact of their operations, not just in terms of maximising returns but in generating returns in a way which balances economic, environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. Catalysed by Covid disruptions, public awareness of the importance of good workplace mental health and wellbeing continues to grow.

Organisations who embed a culture of wellbeing and that support the mental and physical wellness of their workforce, are the same ones who are more effective at ensuring the attraction and retention of employees. With this in mind, we're encouraging you to consider the broader context of workplace wellbeing and highlight how your business is taking a long-term approach and bringing wellbeing and sustainability into your everyday workplace culture through both small and strategic actions.

As the first country in Europe to put in place a day devoted to workplace wellbeing, Ireland is truly leading the way and April 29th aims to showcase this. As a registered participant of National Workplace Wellbeing Day you will be amongst the large number of companies publicly showing your commitment to the wellbeing of your staff.