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Eudaimonia; a person's state of happiness and wellbeing, often described as 'human flourishing'

We believe that there are six pillars of employee wellbeing that impact how an employee performs in their role. Our holistic approach to wellbeing builds on the ancient Greek philosophy of Eudaimonia; supported by our modern six pillars ideology:

Six Pillars of Employee Wellbeing: Job Security / Financial Security / Support / Protection / Health / Work/Life Balance | Barnett Waddingham

Employer benefits

If employees score highly in each of these six pillars across a workforce there can be significant benefits to the employer, including:

Increased productivity

Decreased absence

Reduced accidents

Engagement and commitment

Attraction and retention

Reduced insurance premiums

Introducing BWell

BWell is our innovative wellbeing solution which aims to improve employee wellbeing and as a result improve the performance of the employer and for the first time create a tangible return on investment.

BWell is separated into three key areas:



Where are you now?


A truly tailored approach


Remaining fit for purpose


It is extremely important to firstly understand your current health and wellbeing risks; this is where our employee survey and modelling tool come in.

Our survey is designed to get to understand your employee’s perception of their own wellbeing against the six pillars and our modelling tool is designed to look at specific company demographics and existing data such as absence and claims from medical insurance and income protection in order to establish existing trends.


Once we understand your corporate health and wellbeing risks we can build a strategy that targets those risks from a prevention and intervention perspective.


Regular governance is fundamental to ensuring that the strategy remains relevant.

Further surveys and modelling on an annual basis ensure the strategy remains fit for purpose while also evidencing the return on investment the employer has achieved to date.

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