How to Improve Employee Wellness

How to Improve Employee Wellness

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Employee wellness is vital if you want your employees to perform at their best. 

Companies that prioritize wellness can expect higher retention rates, better employee performances, and an easier time recruiting. But how do you get started? 


Offer wellness benefits. Think outside the box when it comes to employee benefits and consider offering something like a gym membership or discounts on health-related expenses.

Create wellness challenges. Rally your entire office together by rewarding them for completing certain wellness-related challenges. 

Offer flexible hours. Help reduce stress for your employees by allowing them to work more flexible hours and make time for other health-related activities. 

Give access to health assessments. Offer health checks for your employees in order to encourage overall health and make it easily accessible during the work day. 

Offer healthy snacks and drinks. Stock your kitchen or break room with healthy fruits, vegetables, protein snacks, and other healthier alternatives. When it comes to drinks, eliminate the soft drinks and provide alternative options such as sparkling water, fresh fruit juices, and flavored water. 

Create a culture of communication. Ultimately, one of the best things you can do to improve employee wellness is open up your doors for healthy communication. Let your employees know that their voice, their struggles, and their wants matter. If something within the office is causing them stress or keeping them from living the life they want to live, show them that they can bring that to you. 

After all, happy, healthy employees are productive employees. 

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Posted Mar 2, 2020
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