How to create balance and well-being among your employees





How to create well-being in your team

Having employees who are thriving and mentally balanced is what creates the best results. In this video, Business Psychologist Thomas Lange explains what you as a manager can look out for to enhance well-being in the workplace – and, not least, how to get your initiatives off to a good start.


In the folder ‘Are you thriving?’, we provide a number of different tools that are all easy to pass on and start using, and which can be used as the starting point for addressing well-being in the workplace. Choose the tool(s) best suited to you and your employees.

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Book a workshop about mental well-being

If you would like more well-being and balance in your company, we are ready to help you. We can offer you a workshop that will provide managers and employees with specific tools to ensure well-being in a high-performance working environment. The workshop is facilitated by a business psychologist.

In addition to the workshop, we have developed material to help apply the tools and tips provided at the workshop. Reach out to your Danica Pension contact to learn more about the workshop content, the practicalities and how to get started.

Please note that the workshop is an add-on to your pension agreement.

What do you need?

As a manager, you play an important role when an employee is showing signs of not thriving, and likewise when an employee is absent due to illness or is returning to work after a long period of absence.

On this page, you will find some good advice and guidance on how best to help your employees – regardless of their situation.



Inspiration to prevent poor mental well-being in your team

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Good advice if an employee is reported absent due to illness

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Guide to help employees have a good return to work after a period of absence

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How to prevent poor well-being in your team

Each year, more and more Danes suffer from poor well-being and stress. Anyone can experience poor well-being, and it manifests in many different ways.


In our folder ‘Prevent poor well-being’, you can get specific advice and inspiration for what you should be aware of if an employee is under severe pressure for some time.

Prevent poor well-being



Use our healthcare tools to prevent illness and poor well-being

With all the demands placed on us in our busy lives, it is important to feel both physically and mentally balanced. We can help you and your employees with that.
Our healthcare tools focus on both body and mind and can help reduce stress, unhappiness and bad habits. In addition, they are scalable and digital for easy integration in your company.


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If your employee is reported absent due to illness

As a manager, you have much to consider when one of your employees is reported absent due to illness.

Here are the typical steps during long-term absence due to illness.

Explain to your employee how to get help via the health package and health insurance with Danica Pension.

Do you want to learn more about what you as a manager must do when an employee is reported absent due to illness?


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How to get help for your employee

Recommend your employees to report their claims online. That way, we can be sure they get the right treatment.

Your employees can learn more about their health insurance here.

How to get help

If you are still unsure about what you as a manager have to do if an employee falls ill, you can get help and support from [Health Care erhverv] on +45 45 13 17 17.

Here, a team of specialists will help you to handle any issues concerning an employee who has been reported absent due to illness.

When your employee returns to work after long-term absence due to illness

When your employee says that he/she is ready to return to work – full-time or part-time – after a long period of absence, it is a good idea to plan the return together. As a manager, you have an important responsibility to help the employee return to work safely. Some employees need more support and help than others at the beginning of the return-to-work process.



What should you as a manager do before the employee returns to work?

  1. Invite the employee to an informal chat over a cup of coffee before he/she returns to work. Before the meeting, ask the employee if he/she would like to meet colleagues or would prefer to meet you in reception and go for a coffee together.
  2. Define together the tasks that the employee is able to perform at the beginning of the process. Begin with known and routine tasks.
  3. Plan fixed working hours and place of work during the initial stage.



What should you as a manager do when the employee has returned?

  1. Help the employee stick to the working hours agreed.
  2. Schedule fixed weekly follow-up meetings (duration of about ten minutes) for the coming two or three months and prioritise them. It is your responsibility as a manager to invite the employee to these meetings.
  3. Find out together what characterises a good working day. On the basis of this, set a number of milestones that will be considered at your follow-up meetings.
  4. Remember to inform the employee’s colleagues of the plan for the initial period. In particular, make sure to clearly inform them about the employee’s fixed working hours and places of work, so that the colleagues know what to expect.

We have prepared a guide for you with inspiration for what you as a manager can do to ensure the best possible return to work for your employee.


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