Health and wellbeing
Work can have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Healthy and well motivated employees can have an equally positive impact on the productivity and effectiveness of a business.
Download our Advisory booklet - Health Work and Wellbeing [603kb].
Responsibility for health and wellbeing at work belongs to both employers and employees. The key factors that can determine whether workers will have a positive or negative relationship with work are:
- the relationships between line managers and employees
- whether employees are involved in organisational issues and decisions
- job design
- availability and acceptability of flexible working
- awareness of occupational health issues.
This section includes advice on common issues such as musculoskeletal disorders, mental health, stress and alcohol and drug problems. It doesn't have information about statutory health and safety responsibilities: for more information about this, visit www.hse.gov.uk.
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Acas Productivity Tool
Take the Acas self-diagnosis Productivity Tool test to understand your organisation's strengths and weaknesses, and to help you identify simple practical steps you can take to get the best out of your staff. The tool will produce a report with links to relevant Acas guidance and services.
Acas Model Workplace
Acas' free online tool - the Acas Model Workplace - is designed to help organisations check that they have the right people management policies in place.
Of those who have used the Acas online tool, more than a quarter (28%) said that it had made them aware of an area where their organisation was not complying with the law (through incorrect people policies and procedures).
A lot of employers don't realise that they are following out-of-date practices. Or that they need to introduce new policies to comply with employment legislation. Further findings from the survey of employers show that 55% actively changed practices based on what they found when using the Acas Model Workplace tool.
This tool is free to use. Why not take a few minutes to check your policies and procedures today.
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