6 employee wellness ideas that will attract top talent
We have been working with organisations on their wellness strategies for almost a decade. The office landscape has changed so much in that time. We have noticed many trends but the main one being that employee wellness and employee performance are linked. A culture of wellness actually drives results by helping to create an engaged workforce.
The connection between engagement and performance is well-established. Engaged teams have been shown to outperform competitors in categories like productivity, profit and employee retention.
Here is the top 6 wellness strategies we see working in organisations today;
Flexible Work Schedules: Offering employees flexible work schedules can help them manage their work-life balance, reduce stress, and improve overall wellness. This could include options such as remote work, flexible hours, and part-time schedules.
Movement: The working world is more sedentary than it has ever been. Employees appreciate the access to on-site or online classes such as yoga, HIIT, Run Club, Pilates etc.. Not only does it get the body moving in a healthy way but it also fosters a sense of camaraderie and team building.
Financial Education: A trend that has been hard to ignore in the last two years is the rising costs of, well, everything. Providing employees with the resources and education to help manage their finances, pensions, insurance needs, bills & mortgage queries has been on the up.
Time Off: Offering generous paid time off (PTO) can help employees recharge, manage their workload, and reduce burnout. This can include vacation time, sick leave, and personal days.
Mental Health Support. The best way to alleviate the stigma surrounding mental health issues is simply to talk about them. A lot of companies will offer employees access to to the EAP (employee assistance program), Anxiety workshops and meditation courses thereby empowering employees to mind their own mental health in the workplace.
Collaborative and Supportive Culture: Building a supportive and collaborative culture can help employees feel valued, engaged, and connected to their work and colleagues. This could include team-building activities, recognition programs, and open communication channels.
If you would like some feedback or help with your companies wellness program please check out our on-site and online offerings at www.umbrellawellness.ie