National Workplace Well-being Day at Donegal ETB

Friday 8th April was National Workplace Well-being Day and staff at Donegal ETB embraced the occasion by arranging a one mile walk during their lunch-hour but enthusiasm won out on the day and they actually completed a 2.5 mile which seen the walkers leave ETB Head Office then on to do a few laps of Letterkenny Town Park before making it back to HQ within the hour.  Well done to all who took part and to those who organised the event and the refreshments afterwards.

Staff picture of Walk for National Wellbeing Day

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion has defined workplace health promotion as the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and well-being of people at work.

According to the World Health Organisation, there are many benefits to employee and the organisation of workforce health promotion. Here are just some mentioned:

Benefits of Workforce Health Promotion

To the organisation

  • A well-managed health and safety programme
  • A positive and caring image
  • Improved staff morale
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced health care/insurance costs
  • Reduced risk of fines and litigation

To the employee

  • A safe and healthy work environment
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved morale
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Increased skills for health protection
  • Improved health
  • Improved sense of well-being