Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
H3. Health & Wellbeing Report
31 May, 2013
Submitted: 4 July, 2013
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has an internal website dedicated to health and wellbeing. Improving the health and wellbeing of employees is part of the Department’s duty of care as an employer. BIS has a number of networks and policies aimed at helping those experiencing poor health or wellbeing and supporting them in returning to work as soon as possible. We have a variety of options aimed at reducing ill health and poor wellbeing and include activities to support healthy lifestyles, as well as activities to ensure wellbeing is not threatened by negative working environments.
The attendance management policies help to ensure that sickness absence is recorded and managed effectively and consistently. BIS monitors health and wellbeing by monitoring sick absence, staff surveys, monitoring turnover and vacancies The Department’s annual people survey enables us to monitor our progress in a number of key areas that link to health and wellbeing, for example leadership, fair treatment and work-life balance. Regular monitoring of our staff turnover and vacancies and feedback from the Department’s HR Advisers can contribute to the evaluation of health and wellbeing within the Department as a whole.