What more could your company be doing for the wellbeing of your employees?

What more could your company be doing for the wellbeing of your employees?

If there is one positive to be taken from the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that we’re all taking the physical and mental health of ourselves and others more seriously. That includes employers taking a greater concern in the health of their employees. The best employers care not simply because they’re concerned about the number of sick days, but because they want to do right by those who work for them. So what more could you be doing for the wellbeing of your team?

Reconsider the space

Businesses may be financially stretched, but it might be worth reconsidering how your office or workplace looks. If it could do with a lick of paint or an upgrade to some of the furniture, putting those things right can be a real mood booster for employees. Nobody enjoys working in a space which is badly in need of some TLC. Even a few relatively minor changes could make the office much more inviting, incentivising people to become more productive.

Add greenery

Countless studies have found that plants are a real mood booster, decreasing feelings of stress, and making people feel happier. Adding a few pot plants is a cheap and easy way to improve the ambiance of the workplace, and happier employees work harder. Don’t underestimate plant power – a few bits of greenery could make a massive impact.

Review the canteen offering

If you have an in-house canteen, cast an eye over the menu and be honest about how healthy it is. Providing people with healthy options makes a real, positive impact on their wellbeing, so ditch the greasy foodstuffs and replace them with mood-enhancing options. White fish, chicken, leafy greens, and salads are all great, but remember that even a salad can be unhealthy if it’s smothered in a calorific dressing! Work out a plan with the kitchen and give your menu an overhaul if it’s not particularly healthy.

Consider workplace fitness

Providing employees with a chance to work out during office hours is a great way to show you have their best interests at heart. Many people won’t find time for exercise if they work in an office, and at the end of a long day, they’re more likely to hit the takeaway than the gym. Exercise not only helps people stay physically fit but also has a positive effect on mental health. Regular workouts can boost mood, reduce feelings of stress, and has been proven to improve concentration and learning abilities.

Make changes now, for long-term benefits

With people slowly returning to the workplace after the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the time to make changes is now. Employers should take an interest in the wellbeing of their team, not from a ‘nannying’ perspective but because everyone wins when we look out for each other’s health.

MVP runs personalised workplace fitness programmes, designed to help your employees stay fit and lead healthier, happier lives. To learn more, simply get in touch today.