Research on Healthiest Workplaces

Surveying employees and workplaces across Britain, Canada and the Asia-Pacific region to gain a better understanding of how organisations engage with the wellbeing of their employees

Research, commentary, and events

  • Healthy vegetable lunch box on working desk

    Project

    Supporting the Asia's Healthiest Workplace Competition

    02 Dec 2019

    For three years, RAND Europe has supported AIA Vitality's contest. Doing so enables researchers to explore the health trends—employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health and other areas of concern—among participating Asia-Pacific workplaces.

  • Smiling employees having meal in office lunchroom, photo by WavebreakMediaMicro/Adobe Stock

    Project

    Britain's Healthiest Workplace survey findings

    25 Nov 2019

    Absence and presenteeism accounts for an average of 38 days' lost productivity per employee per year, marking an upward trend in lost productivity since 2014, when the number was only 23 days.

  • Illustration of wellbeing at work, photo by Gerhard Ledwinka/Adobe Stock

    Project

    Practices and combinations of practices for health and wellbeing at work

    29 Aug 2019

    Researchers are examining the factors that enable or hinder the implementation of workplace health and wellbeing practices. The research will consider whether certain combinations of practices are more effective than other combinations, or effective for some types of organisations and not others.

  • Group of business people at the office making an active break and stretching ther bodies

    Project

    Research identifies promising practices in health and wellbeing at work

    25 Jul 2018

    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.

  • Charts showing ROI

    Project

    Companies should measure the ROI for preventive healthcare programmes

    30 May 2017

    Only a small amount of pharmaceutical companies measure the return on investment of their workplace health promotion programmes in a systematic manner, but data from GSK clearly demonstrates the potential business case for companies to invest in the health and wellbeing of its workforce.

  • Announcement

    Van Stolk Gives Keynote at Health and Wellbeing Conference

    06 Mar 2017

    Chris van Stolk, vice president at RAND Europe, gave a keynote presentation at the Health and Wellbeing at Work 2017 exhibition on 7th March in Birmingham. He also chaired the event's ‘Best Place to Work’ programme.

  • Coworkers taking a break in the office to stretch

    Commentary

    Measuring What Works: Workplace Well-Being

    28 Nov 2016

    The link between productivity and well-being is recognized and increasingly accepted as a prerequisite of strong employer and employee performance. HR professionals and CEOs believe that high employee well-being means high staff engagement and a real intention to do well for the workforce.

  • A medical team works together to provide unified care

    Project

    Helping the NHS Evaluate and Promote the Health of its Workforce

    05 Apr 2016

    A comprehensive survey of staff health and wellbeing at a selection of NHS organisations will map in detail the physical and mental health of NHS staff as well as their perceptions of existing work-wellbeing initiatives and organisational culture.