Nuffield Health’s Corporate Wellbeing Managing Director, Dr Andy Jones, today spoke of the seven “strategic imperatives” required to deliver first-class wellbeing programmes.

As more and more organisations are seeking to develop their wellbeing programmes, Nuffield Health has created seven key steps employers should follow when seeking to improve or design a wellbeing programme.

Nuffield Health’s Corporate Wellbeing Managing Director, Dr Andy Jones, said:

“Our leading corporate clients have helped us to design these seven steps of travel as a guide to the best ways of investing in employee wellbeing to help ensure they become an ‘employer of choice’

“These principles ensure companies can maximise the productivity of their workforce by reducing the costs of ill health. We work with more than 1,600 employers, providing more than 50,000 health assessments last year to workers across the country.”

The framework includes seven steps:

Strategic Imperative – determine the strategic imperative driving attention to employee health and wellbeing

Strategic Assessment – Assess the current and projected situation with regard to employee wellbeing, both inside and outside the company

Strategic Leadership – Identify the individuals and teams that are required to achieve impact in this area

Strategic Priorities – Establish the priorities and develop the overarching strategy for employee wellbeing

Strategic Design – Design the optimal wellbeing programme or interventions given available resources

Strategic Management – communicate and manage the suite of offerings

Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation – Monitor results and measure impact to ensure success

Nuffield Health Corporate Wellbeing was one of the gold sponsors of this year’s Health @ Work Summit, held on the 20th and 21st June 2012 at The Marble Arch Hotel in London.

The event featured 25 speakers over the two days and attracted more than 100 delegates from the HR profession – from directors and business advisors to HR administrators.