As part of Ireland’s National Workplace Wellbeing Day, we decided to share our top tips for health & wellbeing in your business.
The priority of health and wellness in a business is vital for both the wellbeing of your employees and the productivity of your business. Corporate wellness programmes are a win-win situation for employee and employer as employees are happier and healthier which in turn boosts productivity and revenue in the company.
Healthy employees = less sick days = less overheads = higher profit.
When health & wellness is encouraged within a company, there are numerous beneficial outcomes:
Boosts team morale & workplace community
Increased energy & productivity levels amongst staff
Less overheads (less sick days and reduced health care costs)
Staff become fitter and healthier (and happier)
Improved focus amongst employees
At Mason Alexander, we encourage our staff to make healthy choices by providing healthy in office breakfast options and fruit deliveries as well as sporting activities such as lunch time team runs, tag rugby, tennis tournaments and our Summer Sports Day. Many of our employees also take advantage of the bike to work scheme which saves on transport costs while also encouraging our team to stay active. Making healthy choices can be a struggle on your own but is easier as part of a team. It helps to have your colleagues on hand for moral support and encouragement! We have a team breakfast every Friday so, for National Workplace Wellbeing Day we have ordered a range of healthy breakfast items for our employees!
Mental wellbeing is very important to us too. We recently set up a book club as we recognise the need for staff to take time away for their desks. Reading has been proven to reduce stress and help people to develop better skills. Amongst some of the topics are Mindfulness & Motivation where employees share books they have read on mindfulness & meditation and share their top tips for dealing with stress in the workplace.
Work life balance is also a number one priority for us, and we recently introduced flexible working and work from home options. We have seen a marked increase in productivity and employee happiness, all of which has contributed to building upon our strong corporate culture. We find many of our candidates are factoring in these alternative benefits a company has to offer which can often outweigh salary.
Here are a few simple wellness challenges you can implement at your work place:
-Healthy Eating Challenge
-Taking the stairs incentive
-Healthy snack options
-Monitoring steps taken
-Bike to work incentive
-Team 5k run
-Group fitness sessions
-Increased water intake challenge
What does your company do to promote wellbeing in the workplace?