Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: Half of employers with a wellbeing strategy train line managers

Improving engagement from staff relies on company messages being reinforced by line managers and when it comes to wellbeing more than half of employers with a wellbeing strategy train their line managers, according to Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK’  from Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) in association with Punter Southall Health & Protection.

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The report shows that overall around a third (31.7%) of respondents provide training for line managers to help them support and promote employee wellbeing. For those with an employee strategy this figure rises to 51.5%.

Where training is provided a further third (31.9%) make it mandatory for all line managers to complete, according to the survey results. The training covers a number of issues. Stress and resilience is most popular at 75.7%. This is followed by absence management (72.9%) and how to have difficult conversations at 65.7%.

“If line managers are to reinforce the wellbeing message then they need to understand and to buy into the strategy,” said Debi O’Donovan, director at the Reward & Employee Benefits Association. “Training them in such strategies is the best way of doing that and so it’s encouraging to see it’s something that so many employers are embracing.”

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