When you see the words "workplace wellness" the meaning seems pretty straight-forward and it actually is! Unfortunately though, regardless of how obvious it may seem, a lot of companies aren't engaging in practices that will not only improve their employee's health and happiness but will ultimately increase profit. Yes, you read it correctly. It's been shown that happy and healthy employees leads to more productivity and less sick days. Workplace wellness is a smart investment and we want to show you why!
Ok that all sounds great but what does it actually mean? To understand workplace wellness it's important to first start with individual wellness. This refers to a person’s ability to maintain physical and mental well-being including doing things that protect and enhance health while reducing or staying away from those things that place health at risk. This is important because this is exactly what you are trying to promote in your employees!
Workplace wellness on the other-hand, refers to an organization’s ability to promote and maintain the physical and mental health of its employees. It is also about reducing risks to employee health and wellness through safe work practices, healthy work environments and responsible hosting of company events. Essentially it's where your responsibilities, as an employer, come into play!
A study asked workers to report which aspects of their job performance improved on days they exercised!
For some employers this all may seem daunting. I mean, you're already firing on all cylinders just trying to keep your business running! We definitely get it. We at SparkJoy Wellness want to help because unfortunately, whether you have an HR team or you are tackling it yourself, there are wrong ways to approach this opportunity. You can find yourself with a ton of extra work with little to no positive gain.
We're telling you it's worth it! There are so many resources that are out there that will help you start investing in your employee health and wellness! We can also help. Give our company page a follow and we'll make sure you get the latest and greatest information on the matter!