Britain’s Healthiest Workplace launches VitalityHealth; Financial Times launches wellness survey

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VitalityHealth today announced it has teamed with the Financial Times to launch Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. The survey will measure employer and employee responses to questions about health and lifestyle, providing an overview of Britain’s workplace culture and an understanding of how health can be improved.

The survey, originally launched as Britain’s Healthiest Company in 2013, has become the UK’s largest annual workplace wellness survey. The 2015 survey received over 32,500 employee responses from 112 companies. With its rebrand, Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is set to become more inclusive and will incorporate 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 will also become eligible to take part in the survey.

Britain’s Healthiest Workplace will culminate with an awards ceremony in London in September 2016. Previous winners of Britain’s Healthiest Company include Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Adidas UK, Nomura and Sweaty Betty.

The Financial Times will publish a report incorporating the findings of the Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey. Titled ‘Health at Work’, the report will be published in September 2016.

Neville Koopowitz, CEO at VitalityHealth, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Financial Times for the launch of Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. As workplace wellness becomes an increasingly pertinent issue around the UK’s boardrooms, we are proud to celebrate those organisations that are championing healthy employee behaviour and investing in the mental and physical wellbeing of their staff.”

“The Financial Times is keen to increase debate and action on workplace health,” said Andrew Jack, the FT’s head of curated content. “It is an issue of growing importance for employers and employees of all sorts around the world, and good practices to improve prevention and wellbeing make good personal and business sense.”

Britain’s Healthiest Workplace was developed by VitalityHealth and is delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe, the Financial Times and Mercer.

Registration for Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is now open and all companies with 20 employees or more are encouraged to register. Registration will close on 18 March 2016. To register go to healthiestworkplace.co.uk

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