Employees spend a significant amount of time in their offices in today's increasingly connected global economy. An disgruntled, unwell employee will produce inefficiencies that have a direct impact on the outputs of your company. One of the main goals of HR is to ensure that a firm makes investments in the welfare of its employees. HR should prioritise keeping employees motivated, engaged, and happy as an advocate for their needs. Setting staff health as a top priority can help you achieve this. When implemented properly, these employee wellness programmes can boost business performance by 80%.
Healthy eating and regular exercise are likely to increase an employee's productivity. High levels of inefficiency are frequently associated with poor health behaviours, which ultimately increase the risk of chronic diseases and health problems.
Positive Staff Morale
Employees who participate in wellness programmes feel valued and respected. When workers feel respected and appreciated by their employers, they are happy. Employee enthusiasm at work frequently increases when wellness programmes are offered.
Increase employee retention and recruiting
The best employees will be easier to find and keep for businesses with effective wellness initiatives. When choosing a workplace, many people are greatly affected by the availability of health insurance and other perks.
Due to healthier and less stressed employees, workplaces with comprehensive wellness programmes see lower absenteeism, which reduces costs.
Minimizing of health risks
Lowering health risks involves encouraging employees to adopt healthy habits including eating well, exercising, and quitting tobacco. Low health risks result in lower expenses for medical care.
Fostering teamwork among employees
Some programmes give workers the ability to take part in activities that are unrelated to their jobs, such joining a sports team, going to the gym, or eating lunch together. Working together fosters teamwork through fostering bonds between coworkers.