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Wellbeing in Treasury: More than a Healthier Balance Sheet


In today’s ‘always on’ culture, companies focused on growth and productivity are realising the importance of wellbeing within their corporate social responsibility strategies
[1]. Not only are wellbeing programmes a positive way to look after the health and happiness of your treasury team, they can also add value to the bottom line [2], explains an HSBC representative.

As the lines between work and home become increasingly blurred, investment in workplace wellbeing is growing. In fact, corporate wellbeing is now a $43.3bn global industry [3] which is no longer just about subsidised gym memberships, or supplying fruit in the office. Rather, the concept of wellbeing is shifting towards a more inclusive definition that touches on several aspects of an employee’s life: from physical health through to mental and emotional health. 

And as the notion of wellbeing evolves, conversations around this topic are becoming more commonplace among corporates of all sizes, and across multiple geographies – under the umbrella of good corporate citizenship. 

Senior executives are also waking up to the fact that as well as being a moral imperative, an investment in the wellbeing of their workforce is actually an investment in the long-term health of the company. By encouraging and supporting wellbeing, you ultimately end up with happier, healthier employees who are more alert and ready to deliver against a common purpose with clarity.