Hugh Robertson, founder and chief executive of RPM believes that the wellbeing of employees is key to the company’s longevity. He commented on the introduction: "Our people are arguably our business’ only asset, without them we don’t have a business. A happier and healthier team means better results will be achieved for us and for our clients. Our reputation as an employer is also improved, meaning people want to work for us and for longer and we can continue to attract world class talent."
Mental health has become a key topic, with numerous business leaders hailing the benefits of a happy and healthy team. But while we are making leeway, more should be done to increase confidence in staff to talk about the issue. That’s what we found out from Hugh Robertson, the CEO of independent creative agency RPM. He told Real Business that a key part of the company’s longevity, in a demanding marketing industry, has been its focus on the wellbeing of employees. But a one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t exist – Robertson explains anyone conducting wellbeing surveys may be surprised by the highlighted problem areas. In the case of RPM, it was that staff weren’t sleeping enough.