Our friends and fellow trade association, ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores), have launched new guidance for the convenience sector to provide businesses with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.
The Wellbeing Guide has been developed in collaboration with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) to provide guidance for retailers of all sizes about practical steps to take on the shop floor to improve staff retention and customer service via a healthy, engaged workforce.
The guide looks at eight key areas of wellbeing, which are:
- Working environment
- Relationships and connections
- Work and life balance
- Personal and purpose
- Colleague voice
- Personal finance
In addition to advice and practical steps that retailers can take in their business, the guide also includes case studies from across the sector and covers wellbeing for independent retailers as business owners themselves. Workplace wellbeing is best understood as how people can grow and flourish in the business.
The Wellbeing Guide can be read and downloaded here, and is also available below.acs_wellbeing_guide_2021