Employee Wellbeing for SMEs - The Untapped Potential of Your Workforce

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99% (5.7 million) of private companies in the UK are small and medium sized enterprises (SME's), with employees making up 60% of the workforce.

Poor productivity is seen as one of the biggest challenges facing the UK, with productivity currently at its lowest for over 20 years and falling behind many of our European counterparts.

Staff absence and presenteeism (working whilst ill) impacts a business' productivity, income and performance. This negative impact can be felt harder in SMEs, as a smaller workforce magnifies the impact of poor performance or an unexpected absence on remaining staff. Wellbeing challenges in this sector are on the rise with the number of employees seeking mental health advice doubling over the last 5 years. SME's are also less likely to access occupational health services to support related challenges.


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This event will provide insight into what wellbeing actually means and why improving employee wellbeing can help your business to flourish. In addition, during lunch you will be given the opportunity to share examples of good practice with likeminded colleagues and discuss current wellbeing challenges and how you can overcome barriers to their implementation within your business.

We will also explore the tools you need to ensure that your programme is both efficient and effective, by highlighting the importance of conducting an appropriate needs analysis and evaluation of your current practices.

Guest speaker: Richard Holmes, Director of Wellbeing at Westfield Health


What about my business?

How can I improve productivity and therefore the profitability of my business?

How can I maximise the return on investment of implementing wellness management strategies?

Is it possible to reduce absence and increase performance?

What proactive, preventative staff wellbeing services and interventions do I need to implement to improve performance and reduce the frequency and duration of absence?

Time and cash constraints often mean that employee wellbeing takes a back seat how can I manage this effectively?


- Join our event to find the answers to these questions and more!



Why SHU?

Sheffield Hallam University has a history of developing, delivering and evaluating staff wellbeing initiatives, based on sound scientific principles. We have delivered our own in-house service since 2005 and have worked with many different organisations across the private and public sectors. We are also spearheading the new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre set to open on the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield in autumn 2019.

We have recently used our wellness expertise to provide mini health checks for Sheffield United Football Fans, supported by Weston Park Cancer Charity, more information on this online here.

You can read more on our tier 1 partner of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Westfield Health and our wellness programme online here.

Details on our public sector wellness work can be found here.

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United Kingdom

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