13 Nov Employee health in the workplace!
Having a team of hard workers that genuinely love what they do is a great thing! Keeping employee health as a top priority is the only way your business can keep up with this type of workplace. The balance of both physical and emotional health is key. A Survey of Workplace Health Priorities shows that 87.4 percent of employees state that wellness positively impacted work culture, an increase of 10 percent from 2013. Here are some ways to keep employee health at the forefront of your company!
Improve the employee health of your team!
-Boost productivity by offering gym membership deals
A survey said that employees who exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, are 15% more likely to have a higher job performance. An easy way to motivate employees to take care of themselves is by offering things like a gym membership. You could even allow employees to have a longer lunch break, so they can exercise in between work hours! Or even take an afternoon walk with the team to get them motivated! Encouraging stress relieving activities like this can improve the health and productivity of your team.
-Offer paid time off
Work can tend to get stressful at times and it can have a huge impact on the employee health of a company. Giving employees the option of paid time off can increase the overall performance of your team. Even allowing employees to take a day or two off to be with family and rest their bodies can reenergize them. While some companies cannot afford to allow too much time off, offer as much time off as you can and work toward increasing that option!
-Have healthy food options
Another study shows employees who eat healthy are 25 percent more likely to have higher job performances! So if you have a kitchen in your office, make sure it’s stocked with healthy drinks and snack options. This is not only convenient for employees to grab but also encourages them to eat healthy.
-Implement an EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
While physical and nutritional health is significant, emotional health is just as vital when maintaining employee health! An EAP program, like ours at Thrive, gives employers help when it comes to emotional health and their overall wellbeing. This includes features like financial help, legal issues, counseling, work/life balance, and more! We specifically offer our program to small businesses of 2-40 employees!
Click here to find out more about what an EAP is and to view our most frequently asked questions!
Check out this great resource we found, here, about employee health!