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:
Finding time to schedule team or company wide workouts is a fantastic employee benefit. Bootcamps or fitness sessions run by external wellness professionals not only keep your workforce fit and active, they’ll also boost morale as team members share the pain of working through their burpees together. Research by PwC estimates that sick days cost UK employers around £29 billion a year. Could your company be saving money by actively promoting staff’s physical and mental health?