'Wellbeing key to tackling skills shortage'


11 September 2017
The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) says including wellbeing in the business culture can address the ongoing skills shortage in the sector and beyond. 

Research has shown that wellbeing is vital in attracting and retaining individuals in their professional capacity. However, it is not yet a major focus on all business agendas.
Malcolm Anson, President of the BCIA said: “As I see it, wellbeing is something that needs to be taken into account across the whole built environment. By being proactive and considering individuals’ needs, we can help address the country’s ongoing skills shortage.”

With increasing competition for talent across all industries, the BCIA says understanding the impact of wellbeing will go a long way in not only attracting fresh new talent, but also in retaining experience. 

In 2016, sick days in the UK cost business more than over £137 million. With most individuals spending over 90% of their time indoors, the BCIA says it is imperative that our working environment brings out the best in us, rather than making us ill, unproductive or unhappy. Therefore, if wellbeing is embedded into the business culture, the building controls industry will reap huge benefits. This in turn leads to a sustainable future which will see the sector flourish.

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