The cost of ill health to the UK economy is around £100 billion a year. This is equivalent to running another NHS. ‘Presentee-ism’ costs (being at work but not really working) are estimated to be twice the number of absent days lost from the business bottom line. Clearly, this is an unsustainable burden on UK PLC in these uncertain economic times. So how is it best to measure and inspire positive performance and loyalty in your people?
Nef Consulting have developed a range of tools to address well-being in the workplace, drawing on a decade of research into well-being by the new economics foundation:
Happiness at Work Survey
A quick, easy and affordable way to provide real-time feedback to employees, teams and managers on well-being in the workplace. Each question has been carefully selected to reflect what the evidence says impacts on well-being at work and has been tested with thousands of respondents. Its features include:
- Instant results for real-time feedback
- A simple interface presenting results in traffic light colours
- National benchmarks automatically built into the questions, providing individuals, teams and organisations with an anchor point to understand and compare scores
- Tailored results-based advice to mobilise collective ownership, skills transfer and action
- Independence and confidentiality
We can also add bespoke or KPI questions and filter by chosen demographics.
Well-being at work Masterclasses
One and two day courses for experienced HR practitioners, coaches, consultants or evaluation specialists. The courses will help you to transfer knowledge and build sustainability within your or your client's organisation in order to understand, measure and act on well-being. They will provide you with the latest thinking, research and tools to develop initiatives to improve happiness and well-being. The Masterclasses are also designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to use our happiness at work survey with your organisation or clients.
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Five ways to Well-being at work
Interactive sessions with employees and teams exploring the drivers of well-being and opportunities for taking individual and collective action.
Five ways to Well-being at work draws on an a extensive study conducted between July 2006 and October 2008. The UK government’s futures think-tank, Foresight, commissioned over 400 experts in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, education, and economics from across the world to review current knowledge on mental health and well-being. Towards the end of this process, Foresight commissioned the centre for well-being at nef to take a look at all the evidence and identify the daily activities that will support people to live their lives in a happier way. The resulting actions were – 1. Connect, 2. Be Active, 3. Take Notice, 4. Keep Learning and 5. Give.
By investing in employee well-being – their experience at work – companies can increase their performance
Case studies (click to expand)
+ NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley (SLaM)
nef consulting’s powerful high-speed well-being@work© survey and e-toolkit is built on nef’s research in the Government Foresight “Mental Capital & Well-being” report. This research is now incorporated in NICE guidelines, is aligned to the HSE standards, and is approved by the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP).
nef consulting worked throughout 2009 with SLaM NHS Trust to deliver well-being@work for the employees of the Trust. The survey provided SlaM with both qualitative and quantitative well-being results (benchmarked against national average scores). Based on the survey results, well-being interventions, appropriate to particular teams, were created and management training provided to help embed well-being in the workplace.
NHS SLaM is the largest provider of mental health and substance misuse services in the UK, and is linked to a major world leading research institute (Kings College Institute of Psychiatry).