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Overlooked Essentials of Employee Well-Being

When it comes to employee well-being, management is often focused on what needs to be added to the workplace, rather than evaluating existing conditions. Before you can even think about what you might want to add to your work environment, you need to think about how you might be able to improve the current conditions.

Two huge areas that are often overlooked when it comes to engaging with your employees and supporting their wellbeing are social support and job control. 

Social Support

A major component of any healthy workplace is ample social support. It’s no secret that positive social relationships are good for our health and having a support system at work is extremely helpful when dealing with workplace challenges and any job-related stress.

Job Control

It’s hard to imagine doing something all day long and having no discretion as to how the job gets done. Employees that have no job control are much more likely to experience feelings of resentment towards their work. If you allow your employees to go about their tasks however it suits them best, as long as you get the results you want in the end, you productivity is likely to increase. When people are in control of their work, there’s a greater sense of pride, and more room for engagement.

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program, starting October 12, 2022.

For more information and to register:

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.