Here at Employsure, we mainly deal with employment and work health and safety legislation and ensuring your compliance. However, we would like to share the many other ways you can improve your workplace.
Did you know there are many benefits associated with encouraging healthier employees and workplaces? It may seem trivial but statistics show healthy employees are three times more productive while at work. Additional benefits include:
reduced absenteeism and sick leave
decreased frequency and cost of workers’ compensation
improved staff morale, satisfaction and motivation
increased return on training and development investment
improved employee engagement and employee relationships
reduced stress levels
As work and life pressures increase, it is important to ensure you and your employees’ health (including mental health) is at the forefront of minds. Health and wellbeing is becoming a predominant focus in workplaces, so here are some tips to help you kick start it in yours.
Fruit boxes – making healthy snacks available to employees may prevent people reaching for the packet of chips or chocolate bar. In addition, it can provide the right boost employees need during busy periods to keep energy levels high
Encourage team fitness – lunchtime run club or after work team sports can go a long way to improving the health and wellbeing of your employees. Aside from this, it is a great way to boost employee morale and encourage social connections amongst staff
Ensure breaks are taken – mental health is just as important as physical health so ensure employees are taking adequate breaks while at work. Encourage them to take a walk, read a book or chat with colleagues, which will help rejuvenate them for the rest of the day
Work/life balance – every business will experience exceptionally busy periods, but an unrealistic balance of work and life can lead to high levels of stress and sometimes, complete burn out. Keep an eye on employee workloads, consider flexible working request and if possible, offer time of in lieu for extra hours worked
If you have any queries about how to best manage your employees, or understanding your obligations as an employer, call Employsure today on 1300 651 415.