Wellness in the workplace has become an essential part of how efficient a company operates. Implementing the right wellness initiatives can boost the productivity and satisfaction of employees, which helps business.
To help employees combat work-related stress, consider using the Mental Health First Aid certification program. This allows someone from HR to understand potential issues with a worker before they burn out and ends the stigma from mental illness.
Including a flexible workplace initiative also allows workers to create their own schedule that best suits their lifestyle. Offering this scheduling tells employees that their employer has a commitment to well-being, which in turn creates a healthier work environment.
“An easy way to get employees involved in being ‘well’ is to create a group that meets once a month,” said Tina Barte of Haselwood Auto Group. “We call them ‘Wellness Ambassadors.’ They are tasked to spread the word about whatever wellness topics are covered during the meeting in their environments and create healthy challenges for their teams! It is a cost-effective, easy and fun way to spread wellness in your organization!”
Another quick, cost efficient way to nurture wellness in the workplace is having walking meetings. This encourages movement, which improves circulation and can help the flow of ideas.
Hosting themed wellness days can be another way to encourage healthy habits. One day a week, offer workers afternoon healthy snacks or challenge them to meet a certain number of steps during the work day. It brings colleagues closer together and helps boost their health rituals.