Promoting Employee Wellness

Creating happier, healthier and more productive workplaces
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (6 ratings)
398 students
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You will be helped to understand the nature and significance of employee wellness.
You will appreciate more fully the role of health and well-being in improving productivity and employee engagement.
You will learn about the dangers of a superficial approach to employee wellness.
You will be better placed to create and sustain an authentic wellness culture.


  • The only requirement is that you are in (or training to be in) a job that involves managing people effectively.


We hear much these days about corporate wellness, employee wellness, health and well-being at work and related matters, but unfortunately much of what has been written, said and put into practice is superficial and simplistic and largely doomed to failure. This is because it does not do justice to the complexities of stress, bullying, conflict, discrimination and other such obstacles to an authentic culture of wellness. A positive approach to health and well-being is very much to be welcomed, but without also considering the negatives that stand in the way of making employee wellness a reality, success is likely to prove elusive.

In this introductory course, human relations expert Dr Neil Thompson provides helpful guidance on how a more sophisticated approach rooted in effective leadership can be much more successful. For more than a quarter of a century, Neil has been providing training and consultancy around effective management and leadership and how to get the best out of people. He draws on that experience and expertise in providing a sound foundation of understanding of how to promote employee wellness.

The course is structured around ten key principles to help you succeed in promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces, each of which offers important insights that can help bring about progress. Accompanying the video materials is a downloadable workbook with exercises to encourage reflection and space for notes.

Who this course is for:

  • The course has been specially designed for managers, leaders and HR professionals interested in improving productivity and engagement by creating happier and healthier workplaces.

Course content

3 sections12 lectures1h 54m total length
  • Introduction


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Dr Neil Thompson
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Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops. 

He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia. 

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator. 

He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.