Employees are a crucial part of any business. Their well-being and health have a strong impact on business performance. Therefore, the person responsible for well-being in the workplace must be trained to recognize dissatisfaction and act accordingly. As part of the WELLy project, we will define the competences of the Work Well-being Manager and prepare a training course. The three-year project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, will look at the impact of the physical and psychosocial work environment on the health and well-being of employees. The outcome of the project will be a new job profile: a Well-being Manager. Lower levels of stress in the workplace help increase employee satisfaction, improve productivity, prevent sick leaves, turnovers and reduce early retirements. Therefore, the purpose of the new position is to take care of employees. This will have a positive impact on overall social wellbeing.
As part of the project, we organised a multiplier event on 22nd of June to raise public awareness. The program consisted of the following parts:
- Presentation of the WELLy project and the project outcomes (results from analysis of literature and survey’s data, professional profile and training curriculum with the presentation of the modules of the training course and the e-learning platform;
- Announcement of the launch of the pilot phase and recruiting of pilot companies;
- Case studies and best practices based on the experiences of partners (with a practical example);
- Coaching workshop with Tatjana Dragovič Andersen.
The aim of the event is to introduce WELLy to a wide audience. The primary target audience are employers, managers and employees from SMEs, representatives of associations for the protection of workers’ rights and other stakeholders (representatives of public authorities, universities, adult training centres, media and journalists, etc.).
You can follow the project on the website, where more information about the multiplication event is published.
Karin Zamida (firstname.lastname@example.org), Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo mesto