Hiring a Chief Wellbeing Officer is the first step towards fixing the corporate wellness disaster that companies are currently facing. With the steadily increasing levels of stress, burnout, turnover, and disengagement, executive teams are increasingly focussed on providing wellness amenities to employees. Unfortunately, traditional wellness strategies have not improved working conditions, stress levels, and the wellbeing of employees.
This is why the new executive level role of Chief Wellbeing Officer (CWO) is gaining popularity. This role sometimes called “Head of Wellbeing” is a signal by an organisation and its board to take the health, happiness, and engagement of employees seriously. It’s a decision to move beyond “checking boxes” to generating tangible, positive improvements in wellbeing, performance and ROI across the entire organisation.
Let’s look at the key responsibilities of a Chief Wellbeing Officer and why having one is essential for the growth and prosperity of your people and organization.