Employee wellness has been a hot topic ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gone are the days of stretching your team members to their breaking point or not prioritizing employee wellness. Now, employees expect to find value in their organization through wellness initiatives and a better work-life balance. If you want to create a healthier work environment for your team in 2023, keep reading for a few expert tips from Prescott HR!
Why create a healthy work environment?
Investing in a healthier work environment may raise a few eyebrows with upper management, but there are many benefits to implementing these changes in the workplace. Studies have shown that a healthier workplace can increase job satisfaction and team productivity while lowering employee turnover and absenteeism. When your employees are happy, your organization can thrive.
How to create a healthier work environment
Now that you understand the importance of creating a healthy work environment, here are our recommendations for implementing change:
- Establish a health and wellness program: Now that we’re in a new year, many individuals are focused on living their best and most active lifestyle. Your organization can contribute to your team’s wellness goals by establishing a program to encourage a healthier lifestyle. Health and wellness programs have a number of benefits for both the employee and your organization. Investing in your team member’s health can contribute to lower stress, improved morale, and increased productivity. Also, when your team members are living a more healthy and active lifestyle, they are less likely to miss work due to sick days. One important factor to keep in mind is that not every team member will want to exercise in the same way. Consider offering a stipend to give your teammates options on how they want to live a more healthy lifestyle.
- Offer Mental Health Resources and Support: Whole body health is about more than just improving your physical appearance. Employees need to have a healthy mind and mental state, too. Many individuals suffer from stress or mental illness but are unlikely to approach their employer about their issues. If your organization wants to help your team achieve whole-body wellness, we recommend offering mental health resources and support to everyone on your team. This can include stipends towards counseling services to keep your employee’s personal health private.
- Stock Your Kitchen: To feel great, you have to eat great. That’s why we recommend stocking your office kitchen with healthy and wholesome snack options to fuel your team. Rather than reach for a soda or candy from the vending machine, provide your staff with complimentary nutritious foods to nourish their bodies.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your organization need help to create a more healthy work environment? Prescott HR is here to help! Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization evaluate your current policies and incorporate new ones, as needed. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with precisely what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.