Investors in People launches health and wellbeing award

Claridge’s, Kimberley-Clark and NHS Suffolk are among the first employers to be awarded Investors in People’s Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award.

In total, seven employers received the award, which was launched on 11 March and recognises employers that have strengthened their organisations by investing in the health and wellbeing of employees.

Jane Jones, acting chief executive at Investors in People, said: “Over the past five years, we have worked with some of the UK’s leading employers to analyse the role of health and wellbeing in the workplace.

“The organisations we have worked with recognise these benefits and we believe this new award will help other reap the same rewards.

“One of the key things Claridge’s demonstrated as part of the award process was the commitment of managers at all levels to improve employee wellbeing. Its strong culture of communication was also impressive, as was the recognition of people as individuals, which is a crucial factor in helping employees to maintain a sense of wellbeing and all important work-life balance.”

Backed by the Department of Health, Investors in People worked with more than 400 organisations to develop and pilot the framework for the award, which is based on 50 evidence requirements across the plan, do, review business cycle.

Investors in People has also launched a health and wellbeing interactive tool comprising 20 questions designed for organisations and companies to obtain a clear picture of how they are currently performing with regards to health and wellbeing.

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