Welcome to the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing newsletter – December 2022
|THE ROLE OF EVIDENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH – NEW REPORT
Are occupational health and wellbeing professionals making decisions on the basis of evidence, or not? What does the evidence look like? Evolve partner organisation RAND Europe developed a study to explore the role of evidence in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) decision- making and the UEA team contributed to this work. The study involved a rapid evidence assessment, re-analysis of existing interview data, an online survey and new interviews. Follow the link to read the report summary and download full report: https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/the-role-of-evidence-in-occupational-safety-and-health-new-report/
|HELP US TELL THE STORY OF WHAT OUR TOOLKIT MEANS TO YOU!
We love providing you with evidence-informed resources on workplace wellbeing. We hope you feel the same! To prove our worth for potential future projects in this area and / or improve our work where you see gaps, we need your feedback. We only need 5 people to volunteer before the end of the year to comment on the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing toolkit. Could one of them be you? All input anonymous, talk for as long or as short as you like… If so – please contact Carolina and Colin using this link: https://strathbusiness.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bK46AdtDe0Oje62
|4 BOOSTS FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS – NOW WITH FAQs
Our Good Jobs Project resources on how to improve the experience of work for frontline workers have been available for a year now on our PrOPEL Hub sister website. However they are also now available on the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing website, with an additional frequently asked questions (FAQs) document and a summary of the discussion at our local open space event.
Visit the site and download the FAQs to read how some organisations are overcoming barriers to improving quality of work even in the current business climate: https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/4-boosts-for-frontline-workers/ AND https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/taking-the-good-jobs-question-out-to-communities/
|NEW OPEN ACCESS PAPER ON THE IMPACT OF HRM OVER TIME
Our colleague Prof Kevin Daniels and former colleague Prof Chidi Ogbonnaya, alongside colleagues in Nebraska and Bath, have published an open access paper on Human Resource Management over time. The title may seem very academic (A Theory-Based Analysis of Null Causality between HRM Practices and Outcomes: Evidence from Four-Wave Longitudinal Data) but the findings are fascinating, so don’t miss the abstract at least! They talk about the forces of dynamic equilibrium which contribute to the self-sustaining nature of HRM systems and discuss the ramifications of this stability for strategic HRM research and practice. In other words – they talk about that phenomenon you all know, how hard it is to shift practices….
|WORKPLACE WELLBEING – What is fair? What is useful? Who has responsibility for what? CALL FOR INTERVIEWEES.
The UEA and PrOPEL Hub are studying the ethics of workplace wellbeing and want to hear the opinions of as many UK managers as possible (private, public, charity and social enterprise managers all welcome).
Previously, the study included a survey (which is still open – see below). The team are now looking for people to interview on any decisions or dilemmas they have faced on the ethics of workplace wellbeing.
If you are interested, please contact Andrea.James@uea.ac.uk OR complete the survey and leave your name and willingness to take part.
|CIPD PEOPLE SURVEY 2022 – REPORT OUT NOW
Our PrOPEL Hub partner CIPD have their annual people profession survey out now. This includes the shocking statistic that people professionals perceive their mental and physical health more negatively than the general workforce… perhaps this is something we should look into in the future?
Send us your thoughts or comments on twitter @evolveworkwell or via our contact form on www.evolveworkplacewellbeing.org
When the team is out and about, we are often asked how to find and download the practical resources that we have produced.
Here are quick links to help you access them directly:
1. From ‘What now??!’ to ‘What if?’: A comprehensive guide to exploring and embedding workplace wellbeing: https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/diagnostics/
2. 4 Boosts for frontline workers (infographic, handbook, video): https://www.propelhub.org/how-to-improve-frontline-work-4-boosts-for-frontline-workers/
3. Business case calculator (direct link): https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/business-calculator/#calculate
4. Checklist for the pro-active management of remote workers: https://www.propelhub.org/a-checklist-for-the-pro-active-management-of-remote-workers/