Running a business can feel like you have a never-ending to-do list. So much so that taking care of your health and wellbeing can easily be pushed to the back seat. The danger with this is that a hectic schedule can lead to problems later down the line: falls in service standards, mistakes, stress and eventually burnout.
If this can happen to you, it could also happen to your staff.
What is the role of wellbeing in the workplace?
Employee burnout can end up leaving your organisation under staffed. Alternatively, you could be faced with presenteeism, where an employee continues to come to work even though they are unwell.
Both situations can have a negative effect on the health and wellbeing of your employees, and in turn, the morale of your workforce.
Taking care of your employees is taking care of business. And so, understanding and approaching workplace wellbeing is an important part of your people management strategy.
Promoting good health and wellbeing in your business can help to create a positive working environment. When employees feel well, they are more likely to succeed and reach their full potential, which can have great benefits for your organisation.
Productivity, absenteeism, stress levels and employee loyalty can all be affected by wellbeing. So implementing an effective workplace wellbeing programme makes sound business sense for most organisations.
How can I promote good health and wellbeing at work?
There are many ways in which you can promote good health and wellbeing in your business. From initiatives to boost employee morale to providing access to support services. For example, an employee assistance programme, which provides face to face counselling sessions as well as telephone and email support, is a great third-party resource for more sensitive problems.
Approaching the subject of health and wellbeing and starting a conversation with your employees can be a step in the right direction. What may start as a difficult conversation can end up being positive progress.
Where do I start?
Mindfulness Mondays, Workout Wednesdays, Flexible Fridays: There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to workplace wellbeing – and your plan can be as grounded or far out as fits the culture of your business.
At The HR Dept we can provide custom solutions to meet your needs. Working closely with you, we’ll design an individual workplace wellbeing programme for your company.
If you’d like more information about our professional HR wellbeing services, contact us on 0345 209 4498 or at [email protected] and we will be happy to talk through the costs and benefits with you. Accessing expert and efficient HR solutions has never been easier.