Britain’s Healthiest Workplace winners announced for 2016

New UK study investigates the impact of lifestyle and workplace environment on employee health

Developed by Vitality Health, Britain’s Healthiest Workplace has since inception assessed over 400 organisations and nearly 100,000 individuals across a wide range of industries, regions and demographic groups. This year 160 organisations and more than 34,000 individual participants took part.

The awards have recognised Nomura International Plc as the healthiest large workplace, Adidas UK the healthiest medium workplace and Forster Communications the healthiest small workplace.

Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer.

A survey is conducted, providing a thorough view of employee health and wellbeing, as well as the company’s organisational culture and their approach to managing the health of employees. It is the first study of its kind in the UK aiming to understand the impact of lifestyle factors and the workplace environment on employee health and productivity outcomes, at both an individual and an organisational level, and to then track these over time.

This year the survey surveyed a wider range of workplaces ranging from private sector to third sector and public sector, giving a holistic overview of the nation’s health. And for the first time companies with a workforce of just 20 employees or more were eligible to take part.

Three award categories and three organisation sizes are recognised in the awards. The overall award for Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is based on the combined scores from the Healthiest Employer and Healthiest Employee awards, to holistically determine Britain’s Healthiest Workplace.

CEO at Vitality, Neville Koopowitz, said: “Since we launched the study in 2013, it is clear that companies are putting increasing emphasis on employee wellbeing and are starting to develop much healthier workplace environments. It is extremely encouraging to see organisations supporting their staff to live a healthier lifestyle and we are proud to be championing these changes which improve both individual wellbeing and the business bottom line. The fact that the study has more than tripled in size over the last four years shows a growing awareness of the importance of employee health and wellbeing.”

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