How To Maintain Healthy Employees.
There are so many advantages that come with healthy employees. They include better productivity because they rarely call in sick and this means less losses, not to mention the fact that they are overall happy. Here are some of the tips on how you can help keep your employees healthy, which do not take up much of your time and money.
A good health starts with healthy eating, and encouraging healthier eating is a good place to start as any other. You can encourage them to bring healthy lunch from home by providing some kitchen area or microwave and fridge. If your business has a break room stocked with snacks or vending machine, make sure that there are fruits and healthy snacks to encourage healthy choices. While you are at it, make sure that you provide incentives like extra money, prizes and vacation days for healthy habits.
A smoke-free workplace will reduce the impact of the secondhand smoke. Passive smoking will be greatly reduced if you have a smoke-free workplace. This is one of the ways that you can encourage the ones that smoke to quit, and instead provide some smoking cessations and aids. The medical expenses and the absenteeism will be lower, not to mention the insurance expenses will be greatly reduced because of less risk. Health fairs where employees get checked up are one of the ways that you can help the employees keep track of their health and things like flu vaccines will also help a great deal.
Encourage exercise movements like participating in exercise initiatives like lunch walks, walk or bike rides participation and any physical activity incorporation in any group employee as this is also a great step towards good health. Reducing the sitting time is the other way. Standing desks, cycle chairs and encouraging lunches away from the desk or computer and introducing the employee stretching program are among the ways that you can get them up and out of their chairs.
A flexible schedule will allow them some free time that will improve their work-life balance. While you are at it, make sure that you encourage some mental health too. If they get sick, let them stay at homer and heal faster, while at the same time minimizing the chances of others getting the illness. Plants in the workplace increases health as they act as air purifier, and productivity as employees who can see a plant from their desks are more productive. Changing the employees’ culture to that of wellness and health, from the top down, will get you healthy and generally happier employees.