Companies who prioritise their employee’s engagement and well-being perform better than the rest by 10%…

October 24th, 2016

Some people may think that keeping healthy in the workplace is about ensuring that your employees are wearing the correct protective work-wear such as hi-vis jackets or hard hats or making sure your computer is at the correct eye level. Yes, these are all contributing factors to health and safety in the workplace; however, the mental health of your employees is equally as important. Here at Safe and Sound we want to make you aware of what you can do to ensure that your employees are happy and healthy within your business.

We are all aware that injuries, slips and handling a range of hazardous materials and equipment can cause harm in the work place. However, both the social and psychological side of the employee’s job must also be taken in to deep consideration. It is essential that in today’s day and age that employers should always remember to put the emotional and mental wellbeing of their staff first. Studies have shown that going to work is much more important than just bringing home money for the family; it can be about finding friendships and having purpose within an environment.


There are only very few of us who are fully aware of the increasing number of mental health problems related to stress within the workplace. It is a known fact that a happy and healthy work place is extremely beneficial for all and can improve the business vastly. Results from a survey taken out in 2015 showed that companies who prioritised their employee’s engagement and wellbeing performed better than the rest by 10%.

A way in which you can make this happen within your business is possibly by putting together a successful wellbeing policy and having training within this area. If you are able to do this, your business could become a safe and healthy place to work, which means the following could happen:

  • Improved team morale
  • Better job satisfaction
  • Improved staff self-esteem
  • Higher productivity levels and greater staff engagement
  • Improved general and mental health
  • Less physical or mental injuries
  • Less stress-related absences

We hope you this blog has been useful for you and you have enjoyed reading. If you would like any help or advice on your business insurance needs, do not hesitate to get in touch on: 0333 200 0096.