Workplace Wellness speaks to the holistic health of your organization and will lead to increased performance, improved staff retention, and a greater sense of belonging. Anxiety, depression, and employee burnout are at an all-time high and keeping your staff happy and healthy is more important than ever before.
In this module, we’ve outlined steps you and your staff can take to address Workplace Wellness.
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Workplace Wellness comprises several aspects:
Do your employees look like they’re super excited every day when they come into the office? Or do they look like they’re at the ends of their ropes?
If you suspect your employees could be a lot happier at work, they probably could be. According to recent research from Good.Co, 70% of employees are disengaged at work — which is bad enough as it is, but it is even worse when you consider the financial implications. Believe it or not, altogether, these disengaged employees cost US businesses $550 billion each year.
Since that’s the case, it’s certainly worth doing all that is within your power to boost workplace morale. This, in turn, will increase the likelihood of employee engagement.
Designing and managing an employee wellness program is an important step in improving the health and productivity of employees and potentially improving the overall cost of employer-provided health care. Wellness programs can benefit employers by:
- Lowering health care costs.
- Reducing absenteeism.
- Achieving higher employee productivity.
- Reducing workers’ compensation and disability-related costs.
- Reducing injuries.
- Improving employee morale and loyalty.
Because of the ever-increasing costs of health insurance and the importance of employee health, employers should consider implementing a well-thought-out wellness program that benefits both the employee’s health and the employer’s bottom line.
Staff Mental Health
Your staff’s mental wellness is one component of the overall workplace wellness, but arguably one of the most critical aspects. If your staff feels depressed, anxious, or burnt-out, the feeling can spread and become pervasive, so it needs to be addressed expeditiously to prevent increased attrition, lower staff engagement and productivity, and diminished company morale.