Top 5 ways to promote staff well being
Promoting employee wellbeing is something that every business should do. After all, when your employees are happy and healthy everything tends to go more smoothly and there is a boost in productivity. Also, when you look after staff wellbeing you are also gaining their loyalty.
So, here are five ways you can improve your workplace to make it a more desirable place to work.
First, when we talk about wellbeing, we do not just mean physical but also mental health. Both of those go together to create employees’ wellbeing.
- Adjustable desks and ergonomic chairs
You can boost physical and mental wellbeing is by making sure your employees are comfortable while at work. A good place to start is by providing adjustable desks and ergonomic chairs. Adjustable desks will allow employees to choose from a standing or a sitting working position. This will help improve blood circulation and will get them moving, which is better for their health.
Ergonomic chairs can help with posture and minimise back problems that may arise from uncomfortable chairs and sitting improperly. To help with posture and circulation there are also that can help your employees make foot movements while working at their desks sitting down.
- Safety first
Whether yours is an office-based business or an industrial one, the safety of your employees should be your first concern. An easy way to make everyone aware of any dangerous situations and of emergency procedures is to place posters and signs with health and safety information, as well as fire safety information.
Every business should have such signs. From estate agents to warehouses, emergency signage is one of the easiest ways to raise awareness and educate your employees what to do in case of emergencies.
- Encourage breaks and exercise
Make sure to encourage employees to take their allocated breaks and, where possible, try to introduce mini exercise breaks to release endorphins into the bloodstream and boost health and mood. Doing mini exercises can be a refreshing change from sitting all day and can bring your employees back with a more positive, happier attitude and sharper focus.
- Encourage preventive care
What we mean by this is to encourage anyone sick to stay at home and, during flu season, to encourage people to get flu and other necessary vaccinations. If a lot of your staff have an interest you can sometimes hire a medical professional for a few days to give the jabs to your employees.
- Mental health awareness and counselling
You could consider bringing in a professional counsellor to offer mental health support if it would be beneficial, or you could link to organisations that do counselling for business to help your employees get the help they need. Encouraging people to talk to someone when they need it can mean a world of difference in your employees’ work and attitude.