National Workplace Wellbeing Day
5th April 2016
This Friday, April 8th, is Ireland’s second National Workplace Wellbeing Day.
Last year hundreds of companies – large and small across every sector – participated in Ireland’s first National Workplace Wellbeing Day, an initiative to help improve employee health through promoting better nutrition and physical activity. Now in 2016, they are asking employers and employees nationwide to join in again.
In a national survey¹ of employees, it was found that seven in ten (69%) employees surveyed are more likely to stay longer with employers who show an interest in their health and wellbeing while half would consider leaving employers who don’t.
The results of the Behaviour & Attitudes’ study highlight the important role for employers in improving their employees’ health. Three quarters of those surveyed say employers should encourage their staff to be healthier. Dr. Muireann Cullen, Nutrition & Health Foundation, organisers of Workplace Wellbeing Day says that employers are already responding. “Our study shows that about half of employers are trying to facilitate healthier lifestyles for their employees. More employees have access today to health and wellbeing initiatives within the workplace than they did in 2014².”
To get involved, visit the website here.