The Covid-19 pandemic has brought employee health and wellbeing to the forefront of business agendas. In response to the pandemic, 81% of organisations have increased their focus on supporting employees with their mental health, according to a survey conducted by CIPD.[1] Many organisations are taking steps to tackle presenteeism and adopting a more holistic approach to wellbeing so they can better look after people throughout the employee lifecycle.

Jessica Easterbrook is the a Lead HR & OD Consultant at East Sussex County Council. She believes happy and healthy employees are the foundation of any successful organisation and is passionate about projects that promote positive working cultures.

In this video, Jessica gives insights into delivering a whole-organisation approach to workforce wellbeing. She addresses how increasing manager and employee engagement with wellbeing initiatives can reduce mental-health related absences and lead to a happier workforce.

[1] CIPD (2022), Health and wellbeing at work Survey

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Promoting wellbeing in the workplace helps reduce presenteeism and mental health-related absence. We heard from Jessica Easterbrook, Lead HR and OD Consultant at East Sussex County Council, on why implementing a whole-organisation approach to workforce wellbeing is essential for improving overall productivity.

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