A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce! Just think how much you have lost due to sick days over the past year? How much of that was preventable? Yes, changing our behaviour is ultimately up to each of us as individuals. However, employers have a tremendous opportunity to help their employees see the value of adopting healthier behaviours.
Research has shown that a supportive work environment, where owners and managers reinforce a sound wellness strategy, can keep employees motivated and engaged. Wellness programs can be used to drive and reinforce healthy behaviours, bringing benefits to both the employer and employee.
Employers may utilise a wide range of wellness initiatives such as smoking cessation programs, flu shots, subsidised gym memberships and more. While some businesses have instituted very comprehensive wellness programs, others have achieved savings or increased productivity with just a few simple activities that promote healthy behaviours.
What’s most important is to look after your most important asset, your people! Commit to wellness promotion in the organisation and we can help you to set that up.