Here at Paycare, we’re extremely proud of our Wolverhampton roots and place a great emphasis on supporting the local and business community, as well as raising awareness of health and wellbeing issues in the area. So, when it comes to Wolverhampton in the news, we’re a little tired of hearing stories about how the residents and employees of our wonderful city are depressed, obese or border line suicidal. (I can only assume that the more positive folk in our city were too busy and too engaged to be roaming the streets of Wolverhampton when the clipboard-armed researchers were out in force?!)
To make sure we’re all doing our bit for a brighter, happier and healthier Wolverhampton, we’ve compiled some top tips to help you look after your employees. After all, a healthier and happier workforce, is a more productive workforce 🙂
Offering flexible working patterns can not only ensure staff are more productive, but more likely to feel less stressed and tired. What’s more, statistics show that people who work from home on occasion clock up more hours (outside normal working hours), are more positive, and are more likely to not take time off
Spending money on health and wellbeing in the workplace can actually be an investment in the longer term. For example, introducing healthy food in the canteen or installing bike racks to encourage cycling to work, can encourage staff to engage in a healthy lifestyle
From healthcare plans to discounted gym membership, wellness incentives can encourage employees to take better care of their health, and in return help increase motivation, productivity, and morale
The workplace is one of the best environments to encourage a healthy lifestyle, so whether it’s informative posters around the office or actual wellbeing seminars, staff can take the tips they’ve learnt at work and implement them at home
Regularly ask employees their views on health and wellbeing within their individual working environments, and involve them in decision making. This way you can see what your employees really think and how you can improve
Make sure you monitor your staff and know when they’re not their usual self. Whether they’re overworked, stressed, or on the brink of an illness, introducing measures to prevent this is far better than cure
Train senior level staff members to know the signs of staff anxiety in the workplace, and encourage them to be proactive when it comes to supporting employees who may be vulnerable
Give Something Back:
Allow team members to have one or two days a year where they can donate their time to help a worthy cause. Not only is this good for the soul and good for their wellbeing, but it’s a great way to spread some happiness!
Lead by Example:
It’s all very well encouraging a healthy lifestyle, but make sure it’s something you implement too if you haven’t already, your employees won’t take it seriously if you don’t.
For more information on a healthier, happier workforce, why not get in touch?