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A health and wellbeing program can boost productivity and help staff to be happier and healthier at work and at home.
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Develop policies, create work environments that support health & wellbeing, and educate your staff to adopt healthy attitudes and behaviours.
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The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) is a statutory local government authority representing local governments in the southern metropolitan area of Perth. It is responsible for delivering innovative and sustainable waste management solutions for member local governments, which currently include City of Cockburn, Town of East Fremantle, City of Fremantle, City of Kwinana and City of Melville.
The SMRC owns and operates the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale, processing recyclables, general waste alongside food and garden waste collected from household bins and verge collections. In addition, support activities are undertaken including administration, community education, and research and development.
The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program has been running for more than 2 years and is coordinated by the Human Resources team. In January 2019 the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council became a Gold Recognised Healthy Workplace. Three top tips from SMRC for other workplaces in regards to Workplace Health and Wellbeing include: gaining senior management support; maintaining a high level of communication and engaging with staff about program planning and activities; and regularly evaluating and conducting surveys with staff.
Following support for the implementation of a workplace health and wellbeing program from Senior Management, the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council appointed a Wellbeing Coordinator to plan and oversee activities. The Wellbeing Coordinator completed the HWWA Coordinator Training and recruited volunteers from each facility to join the SMRC Health and Wellbeing Committee. This Committee is responsible for consulting with staff and overseeing the development and implementation of the SMRC Health and Wellbeing Action Plan.
Resources from Healthier Workplace WA and LiveLighter were also in the planning stages of the SMRC Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program. Tim Youe, Chief Executive Officer at Southern Metropolitan Regional Council says, "The Healthier Workplace WA Program has assisted us in implementing a range of programs to increase awareness and participation with regards to wellbeing."
The SMRC Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program encompasses a range of different strategies. Being a diverse workforce with a range of administrative and operational staff who undertake a variety of day to day duties, it is important to ensure that the program caters for a broad range of employees. Examples of activities implemented and key achievements include:
Evaluation of the above activities is carried out by assessing employee feedback, awareness and participation. In addition, SMRC conducts annual health and wellbeing needs assessment surveys with staff to plan for future program activities.
“The SMRC has a strong focus on providing our staff with a healthy work environment and information to ensure they are equipped to make informed decisions. Ensuring our staff have the best opportunities to develop healthy work practices not only provides an opportunity to increase productivity in the workplace, but also benefits each individual, their families, friends and communities.”
Short on time? Want to kick-start your health and wellbeing journey? Check out the Top 10 Quick Wins and get on your way.
Develop polices, create work environments that support health & wellbeing and educate your staff to adopt healthy attitudes and behaviours.
Apply today, be a leader in your field and show your competitors you care about the health and wellbeing of your staff.