Wellness at work is key to retaining and motivating your staff. We’ve realised this is a key addition to our recruitment services to help clients. We have collaborated with @freshfitness to produce our top 5 tips to basic work wellness.
The health and fitness industry now boasts nearly 7000 gyms across the UK, a figure that continues to rise year on year. That means that outside of work, employees are more conscious of their physical fitness than ever. But what are employers doing to ensure that employee health is safeguarded during the 9-5? One simple method of counteracting the pitfalls of a sedentary lifestyle and potentially improving worker performance, is the promotion of deskercise – movement carried out in and around an employee’s workspace. Whilst this won’t totally negate the impact of 8 hours spent perching on your derriere, it’s a step in the right direction. Try recommending the following:
Minimising screen time
Computer Vision Syndrome that the modern day worker will have a lot to say about. Regardless of whether they could name their condition, they’ll certain be aware of its symptoms, such as neck ache, eye strain, headaches and blurred vision. How can employers help out in this regard? Good workplace lighting is a start. Awareness is also key – so factoring the syndrome into new employee training for example. Materials posted around the workplace warning people to take breaks for staring at their screens, to be deliberately blinking and to keep a suitable distance from their computers all help in the prevention of injury, too.