Important Employee Feedback

Employee needs analysis

When we perform our employee needs analysis, some of the comments and feelings shared are really astounding – so here are a few that may help you.

For example:

One member of staff said ”I made the mistake of caring too much, and although I wanted to do a great job and be loyal it never got me anywhere.

How do you think your staff feel about working at your company?

Another member of staff noted that:

”The lack of reward (monetarily or otherwise)eroded my motivation, so I worked my hours, did what was required and went home to my family.”

The majority of your staff may feel the same way, so how can you make the difference to their time working for you?

If most of them think that, when they quit the boss will simply bring in a replacement, like they were never even there at all – is it not worthwhile making their stay with you an enjoyable one?

Who knows, they may even enjoy it there and stay…

#corporatewellness #workplacewellness #employeeengagement #socialresponsibility

Wellbeing strategy documents

Wellbeing strategy documents

There are clear business benefits to a workplace wellness program, and they should definitely no longer be classed as a ‘nice to do’ activity.

To demonstrate your commitment to wellness you will need to produce a strategy document, and this should be in alignment with your core values.

When we help businesses produce their own wellbeing strategy document, their transition towards intention is a memorable shift.

This strategy document allows business owners to set their own wellness goals, it also clarifies specific job roles and responsibilities towards implementation of the program – but more importantly it confirms and cements their intent to help their workforce.

It is a great day when executives finally acknowledge, and witness first-hand how their employees are engaging with such programs.

Executives soon realise the potential of workplace wellness programs, and how improving the wellbeing of their employees is the key driver to improved engagement – amongst many other benefits.

If you want to be an employer of choice in an increasingly active marketplace, arrange a no-obligation strategy call with us to see if we can help you on your workplace wellness journey. info@lambertwellbeing.com

#lambertwellbeing #lowabsencehighproductivity

How do you communicate to your employees?

Developing trust within your organisation, instead of demotivation and disengagement.

Developing trust within your organisation

It is so easy to blame employees for not being productive enough, or not doing what they have been ordered to do. However, sometimes it’s a good idea to put yourself in their shoes when  Developing trust within your organisation, and look at how you internally communicate your messages to them.

Effectiveness

If the way you communicate to your employees is effective enough, it can have a significant impact on the following:

• Employee engagement

• Productivity and

• Organisational culture

So if the impact of communication is so great, why does so much research suggest that many employees are just not getting enough information past down to them?

Miscommunication

It may be that your message has just not been understood properly, or the delivery of the message has been ineffective – or quite simply not delivered consistently enough.

By pausing and analysing both sides of the story, you may actually conclude that if your message is miscommunicated – then it could actually be a leading cause of why employees are becoming demotivated and disengaged.

Click here to find out how you can work with us, alternatively why not book a strategy call to discuss how we can work together.

#corporatewellness #engagement #lambertwellbeing #lowabsencehighproductivity

My personal wellness journey – owner of LAMBERT Wellbeing

My own personal experience of health and wellbeing stems from the following post about my history, and what led me to where I am today i.e. helping business owners with the health and wellbeing of themselves and their workforces.

By way of an introduction. At a very young age (approx 7yrs old) I felt that I had to find something I was good at, because up until that point I was constantly being told that I was not good enough. As a consequence of being disciplined by my mother – for no apparent reason that I could think of… using belts and buckles (they were allowed then, so it was ok?). Additionally, I quite simply felt ‘left out of the equation’ when it came to fair decisions being made, in comparison to my younger and older brother – it didn’t seem fair.

I knew I could only win this game of life by switching off from the things that were happening to me, and so I chose to beat myself up (physically and mentally) to ‘compete with myself’ with my own internal challenges.

How could I lose?

My past ‘negative’ experiences were quite simply blanked out for many years, yet looking back were a big turning point towards my own successful and ‘positive’ future career and health and wellbeing success.

Without telling this story to anyone, (until today) I have still managed to help others battle their demons, get over their fears and barriers and overturn any negative excuses – to bring them success no matter what.

My journey begins and ends with individuals – everyday people like you and me (whether you work or don’t work) people within communities, leaders of businesses and employees that want to be looked after as they age within a workplace where they spend most of their daily life. Today we are told to work longer, so in order for health to be maintained for longer takes a certain dedication but the guidance and education must be related to each and every individual – one-size does not fit all when it comes to corporate wellness programs.

For LAMBERT Wellbeing everybody needs help, and great care must be taken to to help the helpless – most corporate wellbeing programs only help the ones that were already on the journey. Certain employers want help but don’t know how, and deep inside they want to lead from the front – and want to be shown – it is always our honour to show them the way.

I believe that my own early memories (all summarised) of being physically and mentally strong have brought me to this point in my life today. The key point to highlight, is that it was not my physical strength that was the driver, it was about mental barriers never being present in the first place. My short-term goal was based on what I wanted to do in my life and doing it no matter what. No negativity existed because doubt was never allowed to develop therefore no fear was present.

This all led to my career in the military and working for the government and helping business owners and their staff with their wellness journeys. I believe my health and wellbeing success was achieved by being in a mind-set of not overthinking it, and just doing it ‘without accepting failure’ – and I continue today (at 48yrs old) with this same strategy.

IF I wanted to put up barriers in the way of my current health and wellbeing, i could include:

  • Having 3 young children – all girls 😉
  • Studying for my MSc, planning for my ethics submission and dissertation
  • Driving long distances to and from face-to-face business opportunities
  • Helping others less fortunate than myself
  • Etc etc.

I choose however, to never let anyone or anything get in the way of THE single most important thing i have been gifted with – my own health.

If I was to fast forward approx 30yrs or so, for e.g. the past 16yrs my sole passion has seen me helping business owners achieve sustainable success with their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their staff. This 30 years of experience encompasses 2 key journeys that enable me to confidently stand head and shoulders above other health and wellbeing specialists. Namely my distinguished career with the Royal Marine Commandos (1988 – 2001) and my varied and dynamic 13 year career with the UAE government/armed forces (2003 – 2016). Wellbeing formed a major component in both careers, but I will focus on the latter for now.

As a Health & Wellbeing Manager/military advisor with the UAE government/Armed Forces, I was ultimately responsible for successfully strategising, implementing, managing and overseeing the first ever intake of the Emirate’s National Conscription Programme. In effect I was responsible for the wellbeing of over 22,000 individuals. Although my role as a military contractor (rank equivalent to a captain in the UK military) encompassed many roles and responsibilities, ‘corporate’ wellbeing accounted for well over 50% of the entire programme, which when you consider this, it was a monumental undertaking. A regional first. Never been done. No benchmark. I worked with my team to conceptualise the entire programme from scratch.

Thinking back to my years as a Royal Marines Commando and even my current role with the UK MOD, I always like to remind myself of the “State of Mind” tips, given to all Commandos before they start – in order to ready themselves for the hard work and dedication required.

  • Get motivated about what you want to achieve from the moment you wake up.
  • Monitor your bad habits, like smoking, drinking and eating bad foods.
  • Focus on your short-term goals, and the long-term goals will soon materialise
  • Try and be as self-reliant and self-sufficient as possible, you will not always have someone by your side pushing you, you must learn to push yourself.
  • Don’t rest on your laurels, always strive to go one step further.
  • Don’t focus on your limitations, focus on what you want to achieve and how you are going to get there.
  • Always have self-belief, you will be capable of more than you think.
  • If you have any problems or concerns let others know, as they might be able to help you. Being in the Royal Marines is about teamwork and helping others.
  • Pushing yourself to be the best, positive mental attitude and striving for success while working to support others and not being afraid to ask for guidance when needed.

In summary, I think you realise that my life path/career is somewhat unique – and I have not included my time in the USA as a director of health and wellbeing. When you join my journey, you can ask me about this and the other areas too.

In short, i have all of the skills and attributes expected of a Health & WellBeing specialist, but said skills and attributes have been formed in the fires of Mount Doom (Lord of the Rings), rather than in your traditional workplace environments. I think this gives me a substantial edge over the competition – assuming that you as the employer is looking for someone to challenge the norm and get things done.

Hopefully, if you are a business owner you would want to employ someone that exemplifies these traits and more? I look forward to LinkingIn with you, and supporting you on your journey – with not only yourself but of course your company.

Wayne Lambert

Owner and Lead Consultant with LAMBERT

Free offer – workplace wellness coaching course

Special Offer, but be quick or you will miss out

Secure a place for one of your employees on our Free workplace wellness coaching course.

It is a 12-week program, but only 3 places are available – so hurry.

Email us at info@lambertwellbeing.com to see if there are any spaces left available.

#lambertwellbeing #lowabsencehighproductivity

How to become an employer of choice?

Business Wellness Program.


How to become more highly respected within your industry, and an employer of choice?

Business Wellness Program

Once you get your employees to feel the difference between lip service and true caring, everything will begin to change -and your workplace culture will take a turn for the better.

Without clear direction, employees may struggle with where they’re going on the road to better health, because they can’t see the leader’s vision – and the overall health of the organisation will not improve.

Before commencing a Business Wellness Program it is important to incorporate wellness into the vision/mission statement, to position it within the strategic functioning of the company.

Distributing the responsibility

It is extremely important from a strategic perspective to empower other executives, managers and frontline employees – to ensure wellness is embraced and adopted throughout all levels of the company.

Sustainability 

Wellness must remain part of the fabric of the company for years to come, even if/when the CEO leaves.

The wellness programme must survive and thrive in many different cycles, so CEO’s must be aware that it’s going to take more than weeks or months.

Be patient and keep expectations low

Click here to find out how you can work with us, alternatively why not book a strategy call to discuss how we can work together.

#lambertwellbeing #lowabsencehighproductivity

An ageing workforce

An ageing workforce

For the final module of my MSc in Health and Wellbeing, i chose to study Alzheimer’s disease…why? because of personal experiences.

In short, i was very close to my grandma, but she slowly lost her mind to this disease, so much so that eventually she didn’t remember who i was which was heartbreaking – and then she passed away.

I went through a bout of depression after my father died, and i also experienced early symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

I now take a lot of supplements to fend it off.

So what is Alzheimer’s? Well, it is a progressive brain disorder which is irreversible and causes slow destruction of the memory – getting worse overtime.

It finally becomes bad enough to interfere with a person’s daily life, but most people are already in a care home at the age where it is at its worst – today some are still expected to work.

A survey was conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion (2012), which found that as people age Alzheimer’s was more dangerous and feared – even more so than diabetes, stroke and cancer.

Yet, we are warned less about it.

Studies claim that in 2050 the number of people in the USA with Alzheimer’s will increase to approx 14 million.

Are your workforce being looked after?

#lambertwellbeing  #lowabsencehighproductivity

Corporate wellness survey

Your own personal wellness and that of your workplace

For all you business executives/managers out there who can spare 10 mins, please help us (and perhaps yourself in the long run) by taking part in our research on corporate wellness.

This could be the start you need to helping you with your own wellness, and/or improving the wellness of your company. Please click the link below to take part in the survey:

Thank you in advance for your precious time, it is very much appreciated.

Click here… https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JFJX32J

 

Managing employee fatigue can minimise absenteeism

Employee fatique and absenteeism.

EmployeeEmployee fatique and absenteeism

If you are able to manage employee fatigue, then this can help to minimise absenteeism?

Similarly, if you have the visibility to assess the impact of absenteeism ‘on costs and organisational performance’ then you will more than likely be at an advantage compared to your competitors. This is one of the many aspects of employee fatique and absenteeism

Employee absence is expensive though, especially for manufacturing businesses, but it is not often tracked. So if you are able to calculate its full cost, then you can discover its impact on your business performance.

An employee being absent means you have to fill the position that has been left, and in many cases means you have to employ a temporary worker.

Overtime charges can double your business costs in wages, but some employers make the fatal mistake of not hiring temporary workers at all. This places heavier workloads on other employees, which disrupts their daily routine and can lead to unnecessary stress.

If you maintain information about time and attendance in multiple databases and paper files, you will have a greater visibility – meaning you can easily determine the following:

* The size of the problem,

* Its cost,

* Potential ways to solve it.

Workplace wellness programs can give you a better understanding of issues such as absenteeism.

Click here to find out how you can work with us, alternatively why not book a strategy call to discuss how we can work together.

#lambertwellbeing #onlinecoaching