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In our latest blogs, we have discussed the importance of workplaces, so that employees are happy. Employees embody a business, they are fundamental to business success so must be looked after.

Consider this: where would your business be without your team?

How well are you looking after your staff?
The Future of the Workplace survey shows that in and around Exeter:
● 41% of businesses offer travel to work support
● 36% of businesses offer childcare support
● 38% of businesses offer health initiatives
● 5% of businesses offer unlimited holiday and
● 51% of businesses have well-being initiatives …

A staggering 84% of respondents believe that the design of a workplace influences their well-being and productivity - there is massive scope for businesses to change their working environment to enhance employee experience.

Who’s doing it well?
The Space Awards celebrate the businesses in Exeter who are doing it well! You can view all the 2019 winners here: http://bit.ly/spaceawards

Chalk + Ward won the Well-Being Award in 2018, their ‘chillout room’ impressed the judges, what better way to reduce stress than a calming oasis in the working environment?

Air Marketing Group won the Well-Being Award in 2019, they put their employees at the heart of everything they do and pride themselves on taking care of their team with a great modern working environment, flexible hours and reward schemes.

What can you do now?
Employees in Exeter rate their well-being as 8/10 which is great! We’d love to see this increase to 10/10!

At the launch of the Future of the Workplace report business leaders agreed that the best place to start is to talk to your team. Find out what they want?

Every business is different. Every team is different and no one size fits all. It is important that you provide benefits that are conducive with the culture and ‘vibe’ of your company.

Take a look at the Future of the Workspace report to learn from those who are already putting well-being first, and consider these questions...

● Have you thought about creating a ‘fun’ space?
● Could you make a relaxation area?
● Is there scope for adding exercise or well-being classes into your day?
● Can you provide more medical benefits?
● Is there a way to offer flexible working hours?

Technology is the focus for the next blog.

There’s so much to learn about the power of the people in your workplace, to read the full Future of the Workplace report, head to: http://bit.ly/FOTW_report