Graduate Futures: How does your graduates’ workplace wellbeing compare to the national picture?
  • March 8, 2018

Graduate Futures: How does your graduates’ workplace wellbeing compare to the national picture?

Join our Graduate Futures project to benchmark the wellbeing of your employees against a national measure and get the evidence you need to ensure your policies, practices and culture are supporting workplace wellbeing.

You have to be happy in the job you do or there is no point, you will not do it well, and you will not be successful...University student

Graduate employee wellbeing has major implications for employers. The greater an individual’s sense of wellbeing, the more likely they are to be a productive member of the team and the less likely they are to suffer stress, leave and in extreme cases take legal action against their employer. The transition from university to work can have a significant impact on an individual’s sense of wellbeing, and the wellbeing of your graduate employees warrants further attention.

Applications to join Graduate Futures close on 30th April 2018. To apply, or for more information, contact Ben Hickman on 0161 605 0862 or email ben.hickman@alterline.co.uk

Joining will give you access to:

Evidence to inform action: A research report detailing how your graduate employees’ wellbeing compares to the national benchmark, as well recommendations on building and sustaining graduate wellbeing.

Thought leadership: A public thought paper, naming your organisation as a partner, demonstrating your commitment to the wellbeing of current and future employees.

Innovation and networking: Two half-day face-to-face workshops bringing HR professionals together to network, share best practice and ideas (a kick-off workshop at the start of the project and an action workshop based on our fresh research findings).

Why join?

The project will be built on a robust research study comprising: a national survey of 1,000 graduates to set benchmarks, a national qualitative research community to hear first-hand accounts; and a survey of your graduate employees. 

By taking part in the project, employers will:

  • Understand the key organisational drivers that influence graduate employee wellbeing
  • Identify what works well in the workplace in building and sustaining wellbeing
  • Know how your workplace compares to the national picture
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the wellbeing of current and future graduate staff.

Costs

Organisations are asked to contribute to the study by becoming a member of the Graduate Futures project. Costs are dependent on the size of your orgnisation.

Number of employees Contribution (excl. VAT)
201 - 500 £1, 950
501 - 1000 £2,950
1001 - 5000 £3,950
5001 - 10000 £5,950
10000+ £7,950

Context to the issue of graduate wellbeing

Few students are attracted to jobs solely on the basis of salary, many are concerned about the values of their employer and their own work-life balance.

Our recent 'Being well, doing well' survey of over 13,000 students found they had lower life satisfaction than the rest of the population with just 12% recording ‘very high’ life satisfaction, compared to 30% in the UK population. Today’s graduate employees represent the future of your business; they have gone to university to help them pursue their chosen career; they want to do well and get on. Being well, doing well and working well – this is what employers want of their staff and staff want of their employers.

Applications to join Graduate Futures close on 30th April 2018. To apply, or for more information, contact Ben Hickman on 0161 605 0862 or email ben.hickman@alterline.co.uk