Wellbeing plays a crucial role in employee engagement. If your employees are looked after, and feel good at work, they will be more engaged and perform at their best. A key part of ensuring your employees are feeling well, is having regular conversations with them about their wellbeing. You may want to do this by normalising talking about wellbeing conversations in your check-ins. As you start to do that, it may be better for you to have separate catchups that are dedicated solely to talking about wellbeing.
It’s important to draw a distinction between mental health and wellbeing. Conversations about mental health may seem overwhelming especially if you are not a mental health expert. However, wellbeing is much more holistic and anyone can talk about it — including managers. For many people, talking about wellbeing may be out of their comfort zone, which is why in this chapter, we will share prompts and tips managers can use to have a good wellbeing conversation.
How to get your managers onboard with employee wellbeing
They key to employee wellbeing is getting managers on board. If organizations really want to prioritize employee wellbeing, they need to understand the types of managers in their organization and how they can support them to have wellbeing conversations.
Campaign for Real Conversations: Wellbeing
- What a good wellbeing conversation looks like
- How can we ensure we’re taking care of our people’s wellbeing at this time; furloughed staff, people worried about being sick and worried about their jobs
- Great examples of staying connected with your people
From Zero to Hero – how to get your managers to support wellbeing
During this webinar we’ll explore:
The importance of having manger – employee wellbeing conversations
How can HR support line managers to have wellbeing conversations
How to turn skeptical managers into advocates
How can tech support wellbeing
Are you really looking after your wellbeing while working from home?
We’ve pulled together wellbeing experts from a cross-section of organisations to offer up some solid strategies for looking after yourself in these difficult and strange times. We are joined by Natasha Wallace - Clear Review, Emma Mamo - Mind, Bethany Samson - IIP and James Routledge - Sanctus.
Tips on looking after your wellbeing whilst working from home
Looking after your wellbeing whilst working from home is super important, especially when people often feel all kinds of anxieties and have a lack of social interaction. In our recent webinar, our expert panel explain what you can do to look after your wellbeing.