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Workplace Wellness Programs

Studies have proven that employees’ physical and mental conditions affect the productivity of a business. Therefore, companies should implement workplace wellness programs to improve the health and nutrition of their workers. In addition to benefitting existing employees, these features also attract other skilled workers to join the company. Here are some examples of effective workplace wellness programs that will improve your company and make it a coveted place to work.

Health Programs                                                                                                                                                 
This is one of the most important programs that companies include in employment packages. This can range from health and dental insurance to therapeutic massage sessions. In Canada, general healthcare is largely covered, but areas that aren’t compensated are major concerns for the public. If a company includes benefits that the government doesn’t cover, it’s an attractive incentive. This reflects the company’s consideration in their employees’ wellbeing.

Onsite Gym                                                                                                                                             
A lot of people are conscious about physical fitness – it’s why the gym industry stays in business. Going to the gym has become a routine for many people. However, a lot of working professionals complain that it’s too difficult to juggle their lives, jobs, and the gym. Having a gym or fitness facility in the office would solve this dilemma.

Other Fitness Alternatives                                                                                                                    
Of course, an onsite gym would be a large expense for most companies. Other alternatives include things like regular yoga sessions. These exercises are cost-friendly; each session can include a large group of people. They relieve stress and will give employees a break from the normal routine of the work environment. In addition to encouraging fitness, these sessions would inspire mental recovery.

Free Meal/Organized Lunch                                                                                                                 
A cafeteria that focuses on a healthy menu could prove beneficial for the entire company. In addition to saving time and money for employees, it allows the employer to ensure their workers are eating healthy. In many cases, the typical lunch break offers employees few options. If they aren’t able to bring their own lunch, they will often default to fast food, which will eventually take a toll on the employee’s health.

There are numerous workplace wellness programs that your company can implement, and more skilled employees are taking these sorts of benefits into account when searching for a job. The better the quality of your company’s wellness programs, the more it will persuade the team to support the organization. It might cost more, but the company will reap the benefits in the future. As long as your company looks out for the wellbeing of its employees, the workplace will maintain a positive atmosphere.

– Justin Tjoandi

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