Taken alongside other well-being analytics, wellness reports give your organisation, your managers, executives and board members an essential insight into overall employee mental health, fitness and emotional resilience. Importantly, well-being reports also enable key stakeholders to ‘take the temperature’ of corporate well-being and strategise future plans.
Here are five more reasons why your organisation should create wellness reports:
1. Based on solid evaluation data, these reports provide evidence of employee engagement with training initiatives. This can be used to summarise outcomes, identify areas of need for future internal well-being, outline funding requirements, and contribute to forward HR strategy.
2. By linking improved employee mental health and resilience to reduced financial outgoings resulting from claims of work-related stress, illness, or injury, you can make a strong case for shaping future internal well-being initiatives. By going on to evidence how improved employee health has contributed to increased productivity, you strengthen your case even further. And remember, personal stories are impactful and can always be anonymised within well-being reports with consent.
3. If you are observing that your well-being initiatives are not only fostering health and resilience in your own teams but also in the wider communities where your teams live and work, you can also make a powerful case for success. One example is if employees are reporting benefits to their mental health alongside increasingly positive working attitudes, because they are being enabled to participate in one-off outreach activities or ongoing charitable secondments.
4. There will always be some aspects of employee well-being which need to remain confidential within the workplace. But general good news can be taken back to clients via wellness reports in order to show your organisation’s commitment to best practice employee and community goals. Use this to embed your brand’s reliability and ethical standpoints in order to build client loyalty, confidence and relationships.
5. In the case of non-profits, employee wellness reports can serve a dual purpose. Funding often depends on evidencing need, whether that be for a new internal health and fitness initiative, or ongoing training. In some commercial organisations managers also need to be pro-actively convinced to invest time and money into employee wellness.
For more information on how to manage your team effectively, with tips to looking after employee wellbeing and productivity, download our handy guide: Managing the wellbeing and productivity of your remote team.