All people professionals have a role to play in supporting the wellbeing of themselves and others, and you will see standards on wellbeing integrated into the Core knowledge areas and Core behaviours of the Profession Map. However, some people professionals take a lead role in wellbeing in their organisation, so this area is for those specialists who lead, manage and deliver wellbeing strategy.
Fostering employee wellbeing is good for people and the organisation. It can prevent stress, and help create positive working environments that can enable employee engagement and organisational performance. As a people professional who leads on or supports wellbeing, you’ll need to understand the things in your organisation that impact the wellbeing of the workforce. This includes the more basic elements of the organisation (such as relationships and the working environment) but also the wider organisation system, such as culture, resources, the organisation’s approach to EDI, and the way work is designed.
Creating a holistic wellbeing strategy and offering is important in meeting the needs of your whole workforce and enabling them to be at their best, and as people professionals, you’ll need to be working with and using subject matter experts to support this (such as occupational health, the OD team, health and safety etc). Using data to measure the impact of the strategy is also critical, as it will drive further more investment into wellbeing, and give further insight into how to balance the value of wellbeing with business needs.
Each standard progresses through four levels of impact. Which level do you most embody in your day-to-day work?
More on this topic - resources to guide your work, career planning and development
Explore our related content
The Trust uses its Workplace Health and Wellbeing Framework to integrate health and wellbeing throughout the organisation, embedding it in culture, leadership and people management practices
Explore the findings and recommendations from the CIPD’s survey exploring health, wellbeing and absence in UK workplaces
As a health-focused charity, Macmillan recognises and understands the importance of colleague health and wellbeing
Make the most of the Profession Map
The Profession Map is for everyone in our profession – individuals and teams, members and non-members. Learn more about the Profession Map and how you can use it.
Explore the purpose, values, knowledge and behaviours at the heart of our profession
Find your current level of knowledge and experience and the next step in your career