Why well-being in the workplace matters

Beate O’Neil (Punter Southall Health and Protection, London, UK)

Strategic HR Review

ISSN: 1475-4398

Publication date: 13 February 2017



Over the past few years, there has been a groundswell of interest in corporate employee well-being programmes. The purpose of this study is to examine the reasons why companies should invest in well-being programmes and advise on how to implement one.


This study refers to in-depth research carried out by Punter Southall Health and Protection and Reward and Employee Benefits Association (REBA) and also includes a case study.


This study finds that poor health has an impact on work productivity, and that with the general population’s health in decline and an increasingly ageing workforce, it is essential for companies to have a defined well-being strategy.


This study provides HR departments and senior managers with sound examples and advice on how to ensure that their employee well-being programmes are implemented and run successfully.



O’Neil, B. (2017), "Why well-being in the workplace matters", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 7-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/SHR-11-2016-0102

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