What is the Charter?
The Award of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter is clear recognition of the positive way in which you run your business and support your workforce. It demonstrates that you are working to a set of locally and nationally agreed standards. If you register your interest in, and commitment to the principles of the Charter you will receive help and advice from Daventry District Council to bring in any necessary changes on your journey towards achieving Charter status.
Charter aims and objectives
introduce clear, easy to use wellbeing standards
improve wellbeing and reduce absenteeism
provide tools to measure and evaluate progress
identify and share good practice and real-life examples
show that workplace health and wellbeing is a worthwhile investment
Who is this for?
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a voluntary, self-assessment scheme open to all public, private and voluntary sector organisations of any size based in England. (For organisations outside of Daventry District refer to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter for further information.) Whatever your size, all organisations and businesses can benefit from working towards Charter standards
Why you should take part
There is a growing body of evidence to show the financial benefits enjoyed by organisations that bring in wellbeing programmes, including reduced sickness absence, improved productivity and reduced staff turnover.
Do it for demographic reasons
As we age, we become more susceptible to chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, which are on the increase. As an employer it is in your interests to help your employees by supporting their wellbeing through the workplace.
Do it for financial reasons...
With employers and employees bearing the burden of sickness absence costs, and the economy losing the output of those who are not in work, it's in everyone's interests to improve the health and wellbeing of working age people.
Do it for social reasons
As an employer, is your only success measured in terms of financial profit? Many larger organisations are now measuring their employee satisfaction and wellbeing as an indication of success because it leads to increased performance and, therefore, profitability. This shift is also likely to be a reflection of the benefits reaped in the labour market - high competition for skilled staff means those organisations looking after their employees will be more attractive to the right people. This in turn makes them more attractive to their customers
Do it for legal reasons
The Charter standards will help your organisation to consider the variety of ways your employees are affected by work, some of which you may be under a legal obligation to monitor. For more information, please visit the Health and Safety Executive and Equality Act 2010 website.
How to register
Organisations who wish to work towards the Workplace Wellbeing Charter should register as a Member. This gives you access to the self-assessment tool and a huge range of useful links and information that you can use to improve the health and wellbeing of your staff:
- Use the self assessment tool to audit your organisations approach to health and wellbeing
- Use the standards to identify gaps and create plans to improve
- Find a local provider for one to one support and formal accreditation
- Gain the recognition you deserve and be featured on the national register of award holders
You can register as a member at the Workplace Wellbeing Charter website.
A representative from Daventry District Council will then contact you to arrange an on-site visit to discuss the self assessment standards with you in full detail. They will also offer support throughout the process and be your first point of call if you have any queries.