Boost workplace health and happiness. It’s a far better investment than you might think.
Most of us spend more time at work than almost anywhere else during our adult life so it is vital that we ourselves are happy but employers should do their fair share to ensure employees are happy as well.
Flexibility is fast becoming one of the biggest requests by job hunters these days so if employers want to attract the best person for the job then they need to fulfill these requests to some degree. Luckily, with advancements in technology a lot of these requests can be easily fulfilled, but it is not only flexibility to work from home that is important. There are many roles out there that cannot accommodate this type of flexibility so it is imperative that people in these roles are happy and healthy at the office so they can perform at their absolute maximum potential.
Some things your workplace can do are;
- Offer continuous training and career development
- Organise monthly or quarterly team incentive activities (bowling, a trip to the pub, Go Karting etc.)
- Give prizes for reaching or exceeding KPIs
- Organise monthly in house massages
- Provide comfortable working stations
- Provide Bluetooth headsets
- Provide Fresh fruit
The list is endless, so use your imagination or talk to your team about what they feel would help make them perform at their fullest.
Employers should also be aware of the cost of turnover in the workplace. If employees are not happy and leave, it then takes valuable time and money to hire replacements when some simple and less costly initiatives could have prevented those people from leaving. To get an idea of how much it costs to employ new people please have a look at our Cost of Turnover Calculator. You never know how much you could save if you just invested in your current employees.
Remember, your employees are your biggest investment so invest in their well-being and we can all reap the rewards.
Sarah Bennett is a lover of blogging on topics that can truly make a positive impact on workplace culture.