Employee welfare describes the various services, benefits and facilities offered to employees by the employers, which are designed to create a healthy and happy workforce. The welfare measures need not be monetary but could be in any kind/forms.
Quality of working conditions: this is a measure of the physical and environmental conditions of the workplace that affect individual employees and their ability to deliver against their objectives in a productive and healthy way. Measures here will depend on the sector, organisation and local regulatory framework.
For example, in a chemical plant, an organisation might measure the concentration of airborne hazardous chemicals to ensure they do not exceed the administrative control levels.
Infrastructure for health and wellbeing: a measure of the provisions provided by the organisation that create a healthy workplace for individuals and enable the organisation to fulfil its duty of care to employees. This may include measures of uptake for cycle-to-work schemes, career break provision, and corporate gym membership.
For example, % employees benefitting from corporate gym membership.
Ben Saunders, Senior HR Manager at Bircham Dyson Bell discusses how his organisation used people measures to implement and measure the success of a flexible working programme, increasing diversity and the organisation’s employer of choice status.
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