The physical and mental well-being of your workforce is critical to productivity. Though work can be strenuous and the week-long, helping your workers live in their best health is an important part of being an employer. You can take steps to provide the support your workers need with a few easy steps.
Six Ways to Support Employee Well-Being
Now more than ever before, holistic wellness is a popular topic when it comes to managing a company. And you can encourage your employees to pay closer attention to their wellness with the following steps:
- Provide Education – Depending on the age and gender of your workers, there could be a stigma around healthcare. It’s important to talk to your workers during team meetings about the importance of making healthy changes—and that seeking support is never a sign of weakness.
- Require Breaks and Vacation – Everyone needs time away from work to rest and rejuvenate. Make it mandatory for your workers to take their 10-minute breaks and lunch. Vacation time is also key to good mental and physical health—taking time off helps your employees to stay fresh and focused.
- Talk Regularly – By meeting with each worker 1:1 on a regular basis, you can keep up with their lives, and any pressure they may be experiencing at work or outside the office. This way, you can provide guidance and support when it’s needed.
- Offer Support – Within your workforce, stress and pressure may require you to redistribute work, shift roles or provide additional training, depending on employees’ needs. It also helps to provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and counseling for an extra level of support.
- Provide Fitness Opportunities – It can help workers clear their heads if they can blow off some steam during breaks. A fitness or weight room, walking paths and comfortable employee lounge are all good options.
- Pay Attention to Your Workers – In particular, look for signs of mental and physical fatigue. Is an employee who’s normally upbeat suddenly moody or withdrawn? Has their personal appearance gotten a bit ragged? Touch base with an employee if they appear to be having a hard time, ask if everything is OK, and offer support.
Good Health is Good Business
Your employees help your business stay successful, so it’s critical to help them help you.
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