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Sitemark Launches Home Working Wellness Assessment Tool

Sitemark Launches Home Working Wellness Assessment Tool
16 July 2020
 

Sitemark, the independent benchmarking service for the FM industry, has launched a working from home wellness assessment tool to support businesses and employees.

A major impact of the coronavirus outbreak has seen millions of people working from home – 55 per cent of them for the first time. Companies and their staff have had to adapt quickly with little to no time to consider wellness and wellbeing.

Sitemark asserts that failure to implement a balanced wellbeing programme could leave employers open to loss of productivity, loss of job satisfaction, increases in absenteeism and a reduction in financial performance.

 

“It’s testament to the agility and resilience of UK businesses and workers that so many people switched to working from home with almost no notice. Although some businesses may gradually start to reopen, the likelihood is that millions of people will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future.”

–David Hylton

Wellness Consultant, Sitemark

 

Wellness Score

 

Sitemark’s assessment tool is designed for those working from home to score their wellness in five areas. They are:

 

  • Working from home – including past experience of working from home, confidence and productivity
  • Workspace – including a defined workspace, comfortable chair and natural light
  • IT set up and support – including equipment and ongoing employer support
  • Employer support – including social interaction, sense of community and frequency of communication
  • Wellness and wellbeing – including job security, exercise and impact on family members

 

Businesses can send an assessment to every staff member working from home. Employees work through a series of questions and score their wellness on a scale of 1 – 4. Once all assessments have been returned, business leaders can both address individual concerns, as well as identify any issues that are common among many staff.

David Hylton, Wellness Consultant at Sitemark, commented: “It’s testament to the agility and resilience of UK businesses and workers that so many people switched to working from home with almost no notice. Although some businesses may gradually start to reopen, the likelihood is that millions of people will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future. 

“It’s vital that they are supported in doing so for numerous reasons, including mental health, physical health and their happiness within their company. Our wellness assessment tool gives companies the framework to support their staff now and in the future.”

The tool can be accessed here.

Picture: A photograph of someone working at a desk

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 16 July 2020

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