How Employers Can Reinstate Health Back Into The Workplace

15 Dec 2016

Successful employers lead by example, everything starts from the top and works its way down. Creating an authentic healthy culture is achieved through professional and personal accountability. Here are five questions employers should be asking themselves in order to reinforce health in the workplace.

Successful employers lead by example, everything starts from the top and works its way down. Creating an authentic healthy culture is achieved through professional and personal accountability. 


Stats:
  • 9.9 million working days lost due to work-related stress
  • In 2014/15 a diagnosis of stress accounted for 35% of all work-related ill health and 43% of all working days lost due to illness

  • So how can you create a shift in your work culture?
    Here are five questions employers should be asking themselves in order to reinforce health in the workplace.
     
    1. Why do you want to change your work culture? 
    Ensuring that you can articulate your reasons for making changes within your work environment to your employees is key. Setting an example and laying down clear goals and objectives is the only way you will know what you are aiming for and why.

     A couple of examples include:
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Improved mood and morale
  • Increased employee happiness
  • Greater job performance and work satisfaction
  • Increased ideas, energy, motivation and enthusiasm

  • 2. When did you last re-evaluate your approach?  
    Looking after your health and wellbeing isn’t a one size fits all principal. Among your business you will be dealing with individuals of different ages, genders, cultures, interests, commitments and lifestyles. Priorities, work schedules and weekly demands are different for each person, and therefore your approach needs to be flexible to fit the needs of everyone.

    Simple solutions can include:
  • Encouragement of walking and talking instead of long meetings where possible
  • Ensuring lunch breaks are taken
  • Evaluating the interest of exercise classes on site
  • Assessing the quality of nutrition available to employees

  • We recognise that there are very different approaches and demands throughout different areas of each business, which is why we offer a wide range of Employee Nutrition Services, which include:
  • Workshops
  • Online Programme
  • Wellbeing Days
  • 1-2-1 Programmes
  • Health Assessments
  • Nutrition Days
  • Toolbox Talks

  • 3. When was the last time you assessed your corporate wellbeing plan?
    Is your current health programme simply ticking the health and safety boxes? When was the last time you checked on the evidence of the return of investment?

    4. Simplify - how is your own work-life balance?
    Instigating fresh plans for the health and wellbeing of your business can seem like an uphill battle full of twists and turns. But simplifying your own life can enable you to be reacquainted with a more balanced lifestyle and therefore some clarity into your future plans.

     5. Have you implemented the 1% rule?
    Spend only 15 minutes per day concentrating on the instigation of health and wellbeing throughout your business. In 100 days, it will be 100% better off. 

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