A vital, healthy workforce is good for business, people, and society. So, what are the barriers to the provision and uptake of effective programmes?
Building on the successful Win4Youth programme, this project aims to create a new paradigm of what a good employer does to make the global workforce holistically healthy and fit for purpose. It is not an app, not a platform, but a combination of policy, practice, culture, environment, technology & tools to create stickiness.
It employs the Social Innovation Lab methodology of rigorous research and design thinking, culminating in a prototype of a product, service or way of doing business that has both social value and business potential. Initial research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) fuelled a series of co-creation workshops with a multistakeholder working group, facilitated by design thinking expert John Kembel of d.global out of the d.school at Stanford University.
The end result is a blueprint for how institutions can more effectively approach workforce vitality in a holistic, sustainable, embedded way. It hinges on a set of necessary elements to create a truly enabling, human-centric environment. Employee wellbeing has never been more critical. At a time when the world of work is changing at the speed of light and workers are under immense pressure due to COVID-19, businesses should invest more time and effort to ensure their employees are engaged and healthy.
Related programmes within the Adecco Group
Created in partnership with the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, the Athlete Programmes help elite athletes, with and without impairments, to build job skills and transition successfully into post-sport careers. The programme offers training, guidance, mentorship and hands-on work experience. Since its inception, the programme has supported more than 40,000 athletes from over 185 countries.
Supporting Workforce Vitality
Harnessing the power of sport to change lives
Win4Youth inspires Adecco Group employees, associates and clients to live an active and healthy life by engaging in sports. The model is simple: log your time or kilometers spent doing your favourite sports, and raise money for programmes that help young people around the world to be work-ready. This popular programme already engages over 22,000 of our 34,000 employees. Including associates and clients, in 2017, nearly 50,000 participants logged more than 7.3 million kilometres. This resulted in a total donation of 500,000 CHF. From 2018, we are pleased to work with Plan International as our Global Charity Partner. Our donation will support their current work and we will collaborate on new solutions to global youth unemployment.
As a multinational company and leader in our industry, we fully embrace sustainability at the heart of our work. We have a duty to ensure that environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and practices are mainstreamed across the company and are integral to how we do business.