In response to today’s (Monday 23 November 2009) publication of the Boorman Review into the health and wellbeing of NHS staff, Alistair Dornan, Head of Wellness & Productivity Management at Right Management, the leading global talent and career management consultancy, says:
“Boorman’s Review is vital and timely, following the MacLeod Review into employee engagement earlier this year and the work of Dame Carol Black and Lord Darzi. We are in one of the most volatile economic climates of our lifetime and it is right that employee wellbeing is moving to the top of the business agenda.
After years of working with organisations in both the public and private sectors we are able to benchmark the benefits of investment in employee wellbeing: organisational performance improves 2.5 times; employee engagement increases nearly 8 times, and talent retention improves to the tune that employees are 1.5 times more likely to stay for at least 5 years*.
Boorman’s recommendations will not be easy to achieve but if implemented the NHS will be tackling absenteeism and increasing productivity. It will create a more efficient service and demonstrate that investment in staff wellbeing is a business imperative.”
* Global Benchmarking Study, Organisational Effectiveness Survey. Right Management. December 2008. Base: 28,810 employees.