Wellbeing at Work, a Practical Guide

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Employee wellbeing continues to increase in importance in the modern workplace. Full of proven tips, this book helps you construct a practical program that will help your colleagues thrive at work.
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About the author

Gemma is an experienced HR Director, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, and a regular speaker and writer on a variety of HR topics including employee engagement, flexible working, wellbeing and social media.

Gemma co-founded The Work Consultancy where she focuses on policy developmen...

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Employee wellbeing continues to increase in importance in the modern workplace. This highly practical book will help you to develop every aspect of a successful, comprehensive workplace wellbeing programme, from creating a strategy, writing a business case, communicating with employees, engaging senior leaders, designing an operational plan and measuring return on investment. Full of proven tips, ideas and advice to ensure success and overcome barriers, this book helps you construct a practical programme that will help your colleagues to thrive at work.

About authors

Tim is an HR professional and Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with almost twenty years of generalist experience in roles across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

A self-confessed social media convert, Tim is active on Twitter (as @TimScottHR), blogs at timscott.net and for a number of other sites and contributed chapters to both volumes of the best-selling “Humane, Resourced” series.

Tim is currently Head of People & Organisational Development for Brook, the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people. Prior to joining Brook in August 2013, Tim was HR Manager at the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. Throughout his career he has worked effectively with senior management teams, developed people-focused HR teams and designed and implemented business-appropriate people practices, often in organisations which previously had little or no dedicated HR leadership. He says his career aim is simply “to make things better” wherever he is working.

Gemma is an experienced HR Director, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, and a regular speaker and writer on a variety of HR topics including employee engagement, flexible working, wellbeing and social media.

Gemma co-founded The Work Consultancy where she focuses on policy development, content creation, wellbeing and training. Prior to The Work Consultancy, Gemma held a variety of senior HR roles including leading significant organisational change projects and HR transformation. Gemma is a qualified mediator and coach.

Gemma describes her HR philosophy as being all “about doing good people stuff.” She is an award-winning blogger and regularly writes for a variety of HR publications. Along with Tim Scott, Gemma is the co-author of several books on HR and social media, including the ‘Putting Social Media to Work’ series.

A qualified Personal Trainer and wellbeing coach, Gemma also writes a fitness blog and has published a book on weight loss.

Gemma also lectures at Liverpool John Moores University.


  1. What is wellbeing?
  2. Wellbeing at Work
  3. Wellbeing Interventions
  4. Stress and Mental Health at Work
  5. Wellbeing in your workplace – where are you now?
    1. Existing Data
    2. Seeking New Perspectives
  6. Senior Leaders – buy in and business case
  7. Developing Strategy
  8. Introducing Wellbeing
    1. Operational Plan
    2. 5 Ways to Wellbeing
    3. Work Life Balance
    4. Managers
    5. The Working Environment
    6. Promoting Wellbeing
    7. Champions
  9. Ten Tips for Wellbeing at Work
  10. Barriers to Wellbeing at Work
  11. Measurement
  • Conclusions