Why Employee Health and Well being matters

It is suggested that when the following 4 needs are met at work,we are happier:-

  • Physical - chance to recharge
  • Emotional - The need to feel valued
  • Mental - Focus, to decide when,where and how we get the work done
  • Spiritual - Higher purpose. How we make a difference

Social media has made people available 24/7,it can be hard to know when to switch off.

The lines between work and personal life can become blurred,therefore leading to a higher level of stress which in turn can reduce employee productivity. It can also have a negative impact on employee well being.

When we are happy and healthy at work this can spill over and add benefit to other areas of life. Everyone has a tipping point. The tipping point between mental health and mental illness can occur when coping strategies cease to work. When someone's resources either personal or at work are not adequate enough to deal with the demands that are being placed on them.

When managers take the time to know their staff then they can become more aware of what stresses they are dealing with.

Placing an emphasis on employee health and well being contributes to an employee's overall productivity and engagement within the business.

When an employee is thriving,engaged and enjoying their work they are less likely to look for another job.

Happier and healthier employees are shown to regularly out perform those who are in organisations which do not promote health and well being.

"Take care of your employees and they'll take care of your business." Richard Branson

There is a trend that says good health is good business. It is therefore beneficial to implement a health scheme.

It appears to be a win win situation.

Still there are many businesses that do not implement health and well being into their business.

Providing value is what you do as a company.

Isn't it only right to allow your employees the same courtesy and watch them flourish?

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