The Best Companies Understand The Importance Of Wellbeing

Mar 01 2013

With The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Awards taking place this week I reflected on where we are now and what the future holds for employee engagement and wellbeing.

When I founded energiseYou, eight years ago, things were very different. Employee engagement was quite a new concept and as for wellbeing, well it was only a small minority of companies that were really leading the way.

I’m pleased to say things have really moved on since then. More employers understand that their people are key to the success of their business and as a result are focusing on employee engagement.

And this does not simply mean investing in people in a monetary way. The eight key factors that Best Companies feel drive employee engagement include:

  • Leadership
  • My company
  • Personal growth
  • My manager
  • My team
  • Giving something back
  • Fair deal
  • Wellbeing

We know that the large majority of organisations do now have employee wellbeing on their agenda in some shape or form. But it is the pioneers in this group, like the Top 100 Best Companies, leading the way and taking a proactive approach to wellbeing that are seeing a real return on investment. This is set to continue.


With research showing employee burnout is becoming more common employers can no longer afford to simply dabble in employee wellbeing. The best companies know they need to take a proactive approach to wellbeing and make it part of their people strategy – only when they do this will they prevent burnout and reap the rewards in terms of helping employees are able to perform at their best.


So in a further eight years I predict organisations will be doing more with regards to wellbeing. I will be as bold to say there won’t be any companies around just dabbling or dipping their toe in the water because these organisations just won’t be able to survive in the current climate.

To find out what the forward thinking companies are doing to engage staff click here to sign up to our free webinar. Guest speaker, Wayne Clarke, from The Sunday Times Best Companies Partnership will join me to discuss:

  • The 8 key ingredients for a fully engaged workforce
  • Best engagement practices from some of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies
  • How to get directors to buy into your staff engagement programme
  • Q&A session with Oliver Gray (energiseYou) & Wayne Clarke (Best Companies Partnership)