Wellness programmes in the workplace
Workplace Wellbeing relates to all aspects of working life, from the quality and safety of the physical environment, to how workers feel about their work, their working environment, the climate at work and work organisation. There is strong evidence to support the positive impact of wellness in the workplace.
These positive impacts include
- Decreased risk of disease
- decrease in illness and injury
- better immune function
- increased longevity
Individuals with high level of well-being in the workplace are more productive and contribute more in the workplace and in their communities.
What is wellness?
Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits daily to attain better physical and mental wellbeing, ,. In the workplace providing these wellness programmes can benefit employees. Which is why at Kaizen we have dedicated a team to developing effective and appropriate training, in conjunction with wellness in the workplace programmes.
Why implement a wellness programme?
People often state that the quality of employees determines the success of any sector. If employees are feeling unmotivated in their work they are unlikely to be as productive as they can be. Some examples of how wellness can benefit employers are
Wellness Improves employee health
A wellness programme can provide employees with access to resources and tools to improve their health and well-being. This can include gym memberships, nutrition counselling, stress management techniques, and more. These in turn can improve an employees overall mental and physical health by providing them with the tools necessary to feel better and handle stress.
Healthy employees are more productive. By promoting healthy habits, such as regular exercise and healthy eating. Employees can feel more energized and focused, leading to improved work performance. Employees will feel more engaged in their work and will also feel motivated to work in a company that values their health. Health benefits are now one of the top benefits employees seek out in employment.
Wellness Reduces absenteeism
When employees are healthy and feel supported, they are less likely to miss work because of illness or stress-related issues. This can result in cost savings and reduce the burden on other employees who have to cover for absent coworkers.
Improves employee morale
A wellness programme shows employees that their employer cares about their well-being. This can lead to increased job satisfaction, loyalty, and a positive work environment.When employees are happy and satisfied with their jobs, they are more likely to be productive, engaged, and loyal to their employer
Attracts and retains top talent
Wellness programs often include group activities, such as fitness classes or team challenges. These activities can help employees bond and develop stronger relationships with their colleagues, which can lead to a more positive and supportive work environment. Companies that prioritise employee wellness can attract and retain top talent who value a healthy work-life balance.
As a result, implementing a wellness programme in the workplace can benefit both the employees and the company. By investing in the health and well-being of their workforce, companies can improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, and create a positive work environment.