Well-being at work: findings and performance levers

According to a study by the Mind Foundation, 60% of employees feel more motivated by their work when the employer takes well-being at work into account. In short, development opportunities or salary are no longer enough for employees to develop professionally. In order for them to feel good and be more productive, the company must offer its employees optimal working conditions.

Well-being at work: a recent finding.

Well-being at work has become a real factor in productivity and employee loyalty in recent years. Previously neglected by companies, it is now necessary to create a climate of well-being within the company. It is a real state of mind to be built in a company. The evidence is clear: a happy employee is a productive and loyal employee. This feeling of well-being actually refers to the satisfaction linked to the reconciliation of professional and personal life.

Making the workplace a pleasant and balanced environment is one of the most common issues for HR teams. The general atmosphere at work has an impact on the employee's psychological and physical health and on their well-being in society. A distinction is made between the physical side, which concerns the employee's comfort within the company (quietness, suitable equipment, brightness), from psychological well-being, which is characterised more by the pleasant atmosphere at work (colleagues, superiors, management, values, etc.).

Well-being in the workplace can reduce the risk of burn-out, for example, but it can also have an impact on the motivation of employees.he motivation of employees. And since we spend most of our time there, it is essential to feel good at work.

It has indeed become one of the key selection criteria for many job seekersThey now prefer to choose companies where it is good to work. Implemented by HR teams or management, in close collaboration with employees, by collecting their opinions for example, the well-being at work policy contributes directly to professional development of employees.

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A performance lever: loyalty and productivity

The impact on health

According to a study by the Chapman Institute, employee well-being could reduce health-related expenses by 25%. This is because a suitable work environment reduces work-related psychological fatigue. It is also a means of preventing psychosocial risks. This is becauseWork-related stress is constantly increasing and depression is becoming more and more common among employees.

Working conditions have a considerable influence on the performance of employees, but also on their health! A chair that is too worn, poor lighting, noise in the vicinity that prevents concentration... are all factors that can, in the short to medium term, deteriorate the health of your employees. In addition, it is It is important to take initiatives to ensure a comfortable and pleasant working environment. This will help to combat stress, but also chronic fatigue, for example.

Ensuring the well-being of your employees also means, in a way, enhancing their personal value and therefore their sense of recognition. No more high turnover, no more absences and no more sick leave. Focus on the health of your employees!

The impact on productivity

The happier an employee is, the more effective they are at their job! According to a study by the University of Warwick, being happy increased productivity by almost 12%.

Therefore, companies have a vested interest in making your employees feel good at work. For an employee, working in a company where management is rewarding increases motivation, performance and long-term loyalty. Happiness in the workplace is a factor to be taken into account in your company's strategy!

Moreover, salary no longer seems to be so important. 61% of employees think that happiness at work is more important than salaryaccording to a Wildgoose study from 2017. Indeed, even if it is a significant source of motivation, the main reason behind too much turnover is unhappiness in the company...

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