Organisational Wellbeing Interventions: Case Studies from the NHS (2023)

This recent UK based research explores the impact of organisational interventions in the NHS to support staff wellbeing and details learnings, enablers and barriers that affected the success of each intervention. Example interventions include overhauling staff rotas and shift patterns, removing bureaucracy and meeting times, changing patient care processes, co-designing fatigue management strategies, and improving team formation and psychological support.

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Workplace Wellbeing and Firm Performance (2023)

This recent research from University of Oxford and Harvard University of over 1600 U.S. companies explores the association between employee wellbeing and firm profitability. The study found companies with the highest levels of wellbeing outperformed standard benchmarks in the stock market, also acknowledging limitations to the analyses and directions for further research.

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Hybrid & Flexible Working Practices in Australian Workplaces in 2023

This report reveals more organisations are calling for employees to return to their workspace for at least 3 days per week, but employers remain open to continuing to have a remote option, using different types of flexible work. Technology will continue to have a big role in enabling remote work, with benefits of successful hybrid work including staff retention, attraction and work-life balance.

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A case for an extended unpaid carer leave entitlement? Inquiry report (2023)

This report looks at the potential economic and social impacts of adding an entitlement to extended unpaid carer leave to the National Employment Standards. The report concludes that other policies – especially better access to flexible work – would make a bigger difference for more carers.

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The potential of high-performance workplaces for boosting worker productivity, health, and creativity: A comparison between WELL and non-WELL certified environments (2023)

This recent Australian research conducted in high-performance workplaces compared WELL and non-WELL certified spaces, with occupants in WELL certified spaces more satisfied with 20 out of 23 physical environment features. Visual privacy and access to the outdoor environment were key predictors for productivity, and layout and interior design for creativity

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Productivity by the Numbers

This report Productivity matters for Wellbeing by the NZ Productivity Commission reveals higher productivity improves overall wellbeing by being able to spend more time with family, increasing incomes and ability to produce and afford goods that underpin a healthy life, and investment in public services such as schools, hospitals and infrastructure.

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Is menopause the missing life stage in your workplace wellbeing strategy?

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Why talk about menopause at work? This webinar explores the upsides as well as the challenges for women, how menopause affects work and vice versa, what women say they want, and practical first steps for workplaces to put menopause on their agenda. Don’t miss this important conversation.

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Influencing Behaviour Change – Enhancing Health & Wellness through Workplace Design

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This webinar uncovers how your workplace environment can be guided by your overall corporate strategy, but more directly your health and wellness strategy, to create spaces that influence behavioral change.The discussion is supported by research touching on neuroscience, diversity thinking and evidence-based findings of recent case studies.

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Financial wellness: An employer obligation?

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With 50% of working Australians reporting some form of financial stress, and one in four having trouble making ends meet, its not surprising that financial stress is a major distraction in the work force. In this webinar Paul Feeney will outline (1) the impact of financial stress in the workplace (2) how Australian organisations are supporting the financial wellbeing of their employees.

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