So much of our time is spent in the workplace these days, it’s pretty critical to ensure that this place stays positive! Not an easy task, for sure, with multiple personalities, deadlines, stresses, egos and a host of other challenges. How can we create a more positive work environment for all employees, so that they can strive in their role, be happy and you as a company get the very best from them? One way for sure is providing a health and being program for your company.
• Exercise stimulates positive endorphins, clear your head and lifts your mood.
• Exercise is clinically proven to stimulate serotonin, your natural feel-good neurotransmitter – a workout can be the happiest medicine.
• Exercise is fantastic for releasing tension – getting out of your head into your body can actually improve your ability to think clearly and break up your racing thoughts.
• A few minutes of low-intensity exercise – even just walking – trigger the release of pain-relieving endorphins, because the more aware you are of the moment your mood warns up and you feel better.
WHAT ASPECTS OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELLBEING PLAY A ROLE IN MENTAL HEALTH?
6. Social support
7. Work-life boundaries
According to research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 75% of employers indicated that their companies offered some type of a wellness program, resource or service to employees.
A comprehensive review of the literature has found that the average return on investment of workplace wellness programs is 2.68. This means that for every dollar that was spent on the program the company saved €2.68 because of reduced healthcare costs.
A new survey by Virgin HealthMiles Inc. and Workforce Management Magazinefound that an overwhelming 77% of employees think that employee wellness programs positively impact the company culture.
Research suggests that employers save on average €4.77 in lower absenteeism costs for every euro spent on employee wellness programs.
The Virgin HealthMiles/Workforce survey found that about 87% of employees said they consider health and wellness offerings when choosing an employer.