Engagement & Wellbeing

In joining Business in the Community (BITC), you join a network of progressive businesses who look beyond the profit motive, who want to make a difference within society and who are prepared to collaborate to bring about change.
Working Well positions employee engagement and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues aligned with securing business objectives. Employee engagement combined with wellbeing enables sustained employee performance.
Wellness directly affects how engaged people are in their work; and together, wellness and engagement will support good performance over a sustained period.
Early intervention and proactive management of physical and psychological health issues are key to wellness and recovery. Employers can provide targeted specialist support through occupational health and HR; but line managers and employees should also be given training to help them recognise the early signs that someone may need additional support and take appropriate action.
Better relationships, both inside and outside work, will have a significant impact on wellness and engagement. Employers can promote social health – defined by Towers Perrin as covering work relationships, balance in both work and personal life, equity, fairness, respect and social connectedness – by encouraging good communication and creating opportunities for employees to build stronger social networks at work and at home.