Wellness and wellbeing programmes are currently hot topics with more companies looking at what they can do to help keep their employees healthy and more engaged whilst reducing absenteeism rates. However, the question is are they a fad or can they actually help your business?
We all come to work to enjoy what we do, be ourselves (as far as possible!) and thrive. Beyond the basic wellbeing needs of having a workplace that’s warm/cool enough, having regular breaks and the right level of pressure (another topic for conversation in itself…), how we are making our people work is equally as important. The moral obligation to look after our people is a consideration going back to the Industrial Revolution, and was a huge considerations for the likes of Sir Titus Salt (Salt’s Mill founder in Bradford)), William Heskworth Lever (Port Sunlight, Liverpool) and George Cadbury (Bournville, Birmingham) to name a few.
Wellbeing isn’t just about Health and Safety, sickness and prevention of absence. In order to work well for you and your employees, it needs to be part of your overall culture becoming part of your brand.
If you are looking at how employee wellbeing could help your business achieve its goals in 2016, here are my top tips on how it could work for you below!
Interested in finding out more about how a tailored wellbeing programme could help your business? Give us a call at HR180! Thanks to @HR_Gem #wellbeing for continuing to keep this important topic a priority in the minds of HR professionals.
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