Wellbeing at work benefits individuals, organisations and communities, with a positive impact on economic, social and health outcomes. RAND Europe’s expertise in this area is becoming increasingly important as wider interest in work wellbeing continues to grow.
Our research helps to improve effective decision making taken in organisations and by policymakers on a wide range of workplace wellbeing initiatives.
RAND Europe’s workplace wellbeing portfolio extends from reviews of the economic impact of work wellbeing to the use of digital approaches in workplace mental health. Within this range, our researchers continue to focus on the management and work cultures that shape work wellbeing.
Wellness incentives are more successful when they provide a benefit up front and require repayment if recipients do not maintain a required level of activity, according to a longitudinal study of nearly 500,000 programme participants.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often find it hard to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, or do not invest at all. Researchers are evaluating a randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive programme to improve employee health and wellbeing in SMEs in the West Midlands.
Many health and wellbeing interventions are available to UK employers. Researchers graded them against Nesta standards and developed case studies of the most promising practices that support policy and organisational decision making.
For the last four years, RAND Europe has designed and run surveys, analysed results, and provided customised reports to organisations that participate in the annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace competition. The contest’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.
By supporting AIA Vitality's contest, RAND Europe is able to explore the health trends—employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health and other areas of concern—in participating Asia-Pacific workplaces.
RAND Europe worked in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver the 2017 Thought Leadership Programmes. The consultations explored the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.
Burnout and stress can be a challenge for university research staff and postgraduates. An exploration of the strengths and limitations of the existing evidence base on mental health in the research environment found that more work is needed to understand both the needs of researchers and how they can be addressed.