Workplace wellness is another set of buzzwords being used a lot these days. And with all of today’s pandemic-related stress and uncertainty, it’s no wonder that it is top-of-mind among both employees and organizations.
What is workplace wellness?
Workplace wellness is any workplace activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behaviours and practices in the workplace with the goal of improving health outcomes.
Wellness, or well-being, as promoted within the workplace often includes activities such as:
Why do workplaces focus on wellness?
A happy, healthy workforce is proven to be a more effective one. Employees who have a strong sense of well-being are often:
All of these reasons contribute to lower healthcare costs for the employer as well. While all of the above is good for business, more and more organizations today are invested in wellness because they care about the well-being of their people.
Plus, a greater focus on having a top-notch employer brand has also made organizations keen to develop employee benefits outside of the usual earnings and time off to help attract and retain top talent. Organizations want to be
perceived as modern, adaptive, and attractive. To employees and potential employees, an investment in employee wellness is a contributing factor and often influences their decision to join — or stay with — an organization.
Tips for incorporating wellness initiatives in your organization:
At The West Egg Group, we encourage workplace wellness and support organizations that strive for a better employee experience.