A council is aiming to increase productivity of its staff by ensuring employees are supported in leading healthy, independent lives.
Argyll and Bute Council’s new Wellbeing Strategy, which runs from 2019-24, was approved by the Policy and Resources Committee.
It is designed to tie in with the council’s status as an “Employer of Choice” and support employees’ physical and mental wellbeing.
Councillor Andrew Vennard, depute policy lead for corporate services, said: “We care about our employees and want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to help them live healthy lives.
“It’s clear that employees who feel well and who see that their employer is engaged in their wellbeing will be more productive in their roles.
“That also benefits the council as an organisation as well as the members of the public we serve.”
Teams within the council will be encouraged to bid for funds to carry out actions that will improve wellbeing, while two attendance and wellbeing assistants will help teams and managers to improve wellbeing.
Ongoing review of the strategy will be carried out, with the intention of ensuring it provides long term benefits.