23 / 09 / 2013
Supporting staff wellbeing with digital tools' explains how significant it is that staff maintain their wellbeing as a preventative strategy in tackling staff illness and ‘presenteeism’ as well as acting as an example to patients and service users. It explores how digital tools can be a cost effective and evidence based method that can play a part in organisational support for staff.
The guidance provides case studies and resources to help human resources directors and managers as well as clinical leaders and managers, use digital tools more effectively within their organisations.
This briefing covers:
- What is wellbeing (particularly in relation to employment)?
- What is the current policy background?
- What is Health 2.0?
What digital tools are available to support staff wellbeing?
It highlights three key points why wellbeing is important and how it can be supported with digital tools:
- Promoting wellbeing at work has many positive impacts across an organisation, including better patient care.
- Leaders and managers have an important responsibility towards their staff to ensure their wellbeing at work
- Developing knowledge of digital tools will add to the variety of sources of support that can be offered to staff and support culture change.
This is the fifth NHS Employers social media publication.