Stop and recharge - how a healthy workplace can benefit your company
- 07 June 2017
- Super User
A healthy workforce is crucial to the success of a thriving business. Healthy employees are absent less often, recover from sickness quicker and are at a less risk of long-term illnesses.
However, research suggests that high levels of job dissatisfaction can cost employers a whopping £16,000 per employee in staff turnover. The same research also found that only 10% of UK employees feel completely satisfied in their role.
So, if morale is waning in your workplace, focusing on the following could be the key to increasing business value.
Create a workplace where health and well-being is promoted
Leadership from managers at the top level is key for this to work. Without senior management setting a good example, an organisation is unlikely to be motivated to take action. Offering healthy snacks in the breakroom or lunchtime gym sessions are a simple way to promote health and well-being and create a sense of camaraderie in the workplace.
Motivation through teamwork
It’s no secret that a positive workplace environment is enhanced through employee co-operation. Teamwork helps to bond employees and motivate staff. Outdoor activities like paintballing, climbing, football or a local run club can lead to better communication between employees and higher office productivity.
Get moving where you can!
Cycling to work, taking a walk during lunch break or simply using the stairs instead of the lift are great opportunities to integrate physical activity into your work day. Why not go one step further and introduce a table football or ping pong table into the workplace. This will provide employees with a fun way to let off some steam with an element of healthy competition.
The perfect solution – an Active Workforce membership
With an exclusive Active Workforce membership at Aspire, in Gloucester, your employees can access the gym, swim in one of our 4 pools, try something new with over 70 weekly fitness classes, enjoy racket sports including squash, badminton and table tennis and relax in our beautiful spa.
As an employer, there is no cost to you – the discounted membership is taken up by your staff who pay directly. Aspire will work with you to offer your employees information, support and free trials to see what works for them.
Your staff can then destress, learn new skills and buddy-up to achieve goals together. It’s the perfect way to recharge.