If there's one thing all business owners and leaders should be looking to achieve in 2019, it's corporate wellness. After all, happy, healthy and fulfilled employees will result a happy and productive workplace.
Here are some ways to promote the wellness and happiness of your employees.
- Be mindful of mental health
Stress can cause other illnesses to occur. It is linked to sleep trouble, high blood pressure, and heart disease. If you can manage stress in the workplace, you will enjoy a lower degree of absenteeism. There are many ways you can do this, for example, encouraging employees to take a break when you notice they are stressed or offering an employee assistance program for employees that have excess stress, financial troubles and such like. This is crucial, as stress cannot only lead to health issues but job dissatisfaction and inefficiency.
- Invest in their development
Fostering your employees growth will not only make them feel valued, it'll give them a sense that you see them as an important part of the businesses future. No one wants a high staff turn over, so by investing in your talent, you're investing in the quality of work that will be put back into the business. For female workers in particular, The Dream Collective offer incredible workshops that aim to empower the next generation of leaders by arming them with skills and confidence needed to level up in their career.
- Promote preventive care
One of the most important injury prevention and management steps at your business is to promote preventive care. One of the ways you can do this is by funding, or at the very least encouraging, your employees to have vaccinations to ensure they do not catch an illness.
- Provide healthy snacks
You know what it's like; you're busy working so you simply grab the closest snack you can. However, if your employees are constantly living off junk food, it can alter their performance and can make them more susceptible to illnesses. This is why it is worth having healthy options nearby so that they can get the nutrition they need. Don’t only provide fruit and other healthy snacks but make sure you have healthy drinks on offer too. Coconut water, especially, can be great for promoting health in the workplace.
Last but not least, one of the most effective ways to promote corporate wellness is to invest in incentives. By offering rewards, including financial and non-financial awards, for employees that engage in healthy behaviour you'll see the results in the workplace.