Continue reading "Why your business should offer an onsite gym"
Onsite gyms have become one of the most popular benefits for businesses to offer. More and more employees are showing their loyalty to businesses that offer this benefit. In addition, many different studies have shown that when employees have access to an onsite gym they perform better on the job. However, even with this finding many business owners are still reluctant to offer an onsite gym. Because of this it is important to learn all of the reasons why this can benefit your business. Here is why your business should offer an onsite gym-
Continue reading "Why using a health club for employee health can be beneficial"
Many employers are looking for ways to improve the health of their employees but are frustrated by a lack of resources to do so. One of the best ways that you can set up an employee wellness program and still afford to do so is by using the resources at a nearby health club. There are many different reasons for using a health club as the basis for your employee wellness program. This can be a great way to offer many different health services to your employees without having to take on the expense of doing it within your business. Here is why using a health club for employee health can be beneficial-
Continue reading "Why the health and safety of your employees is important"
More and more employers are realizing that they need to make the health and safety of their employees a priority. There are many different reasons that you need to make sure that your employees are working in the safest environment possible. Not only is this the right thing to do but when your employees work in a safe environment they are able to do their jobs at a much higher rate of productivity. In addition, focusing on safety can help to reduce or even eliminate costly accidents that can raise medical premiums and insurance rates, and most of all increase the risk to your business. Here are some other reasons why the health and safety of your employees is important-
Continue reading "Why safety practices should be a part of employee wellness"
When most people consider employee wellness programs they automatically think about the fitness, nutrition, weight loss and smoking cessation programs that many employers put into place within their businesses. However, there is another aspect to employee wellness that should be considered-the safety of the employees that work in the business. While some businesses have more risk then others it is still imperative that employers do all they can to minimize the risk to their employees. They need to make sure that their employees work in the safest conditions possible no matter the nature of their jobs.
Continue reading "Why your business should have an employee wellness program"
Even though more businesses then ever are setting up employee wellness programs there are still a few business owners that are not aware of the benefits of using this type of program. The reality is that your workforce is your most valuable asset which makes improving their health a priority. While many business owners use cost as the reason for not setting up an employee wellness program studies show that whatever expense you put into the program can easily be recouped through the benefits that are gained. There are many reasons why an employee wellness program can be beneficial for your business. Here is why your business should have an employee wellness program-
Continue reading "What you should know about employee depression"
Depression is not only a serious issue it is also become a common medical issue. It is crucial that business owners realize the prevalence of depression and understand that it can be affecting some of their employees directly and some of the employees who work with the depressed employees. When someone in your workforce has depression it can have a demoralizing effect on the entire staff. This negativity can also be exacerbated by feelings of frustration and stress if work is not getting done on time or correctly. Employers should also keep in mind that their employees who have depression are more likely to take time off, use more sick time, and use more health care which can cost them a lot of money. This means that it is imperative that employers know everything they can about this serious medical issue and how to treat it. Here is what you should know about employee depression-
Continue reading "Tips for reducing employee illness"
Absenteeism is a big and expenses problem for most employers. When your employees are out sick you have to cover their absent, pay for medical care, and deal with reduced productivity. Worse yet, if your employees have infected each other this problem can quickly magnify. Employers are now seeing that it is in their best interest to help keep their employees healthy and on the job. The good news is that there are plenty of cost effective ways to do just that. Even better is the fact that once your employees see that you care about their health they are more likely to take steps to stay healthier and work harder. Here are some tips for reducing employee illness-
Continue reading "Tips for better ergonomics in your business"
Many business owners believe that ergonomics is just a business buzzword. However, it is important to know that when ergonomics is used in the right way it can help improve the health of your employees in the workplace. Best of all, ergonomics can be utilized in the workplace through several simple methods. This health movement has been shown to be very beneficial and effective for employees who sit at their desks for long periods of time. The reason for this is that these are the employees who are most likely to suffer with back pain, headaches, eye strain, and even spinal problems. Employers who are looking to improve the health of their employees would do well to investigate what ergonomics is and what it can do for their business. Here are some tips for better ergonomics in your business-
Continue reading "The importance of a clean business"
Most people work hard to keep their homes clean which reduces the chances of them getting sick. However, employers often overlook the fact that their employees may be spending more time in the office then at home. If you are an employer who is experiencing a lot of absenteeism among your employees then it may be time to look at the cleanliness of your business. The good news is that a deep clean can often be the trick that knocks out a cold or flu bug and gets everyone back to work. However, it is important to realize that germs can be hidden or right out in the open such as on phones, doors, and shared equipment. Keep in mind that not only will a clean office be healthier for your employees (and yourself); it will also help to increase productivity and boost employee morale. Here is what you should know about the importance of a clean business-
Continue reading "Steps for setting up an employee wellness program"
If you are a business owner who has decided to set up an employee wellness program then it is important to realize that there are certain steps that you should take. Taking these steps will help you to formulate an employee wellness program that will be the most beneficial for your employees. If you simply roll out a prepackaged employee wellness program or try to use someone else’s then the chances are high that it will not be successful for your employees. Effective employee wellness programs take planning, research, and communication in order to be successful. Here are the steps for setting up an employee wellness program-
Continue reading "How to use health screenings for employee wellness"
Employee health has moved from being a trend in the world of business to being a growing concern for many business owners. Business owners are beginning to see how important the health of their workforce is and why it makes sense to offer health screenings and employee wellness programs. Not only do these programs increase the productivity of your business but reduce the healthcare costs that you will pay, as well. Employers have seen that overweight or unhealthy employees cost their business big money. Not only do they take more time off for health problems but they often struggle in performing their job duties, as well. This can also have a debilitating effect on the rest of your staff.
Continue reading "How to promote employee health by reducing stress in your business"
There is no denying that the world of business can be a stressful place. Almost everyone who works has a job that has some amount of stress involved in it. However, it has become apparent that employees who are constantly working under stress are more likely to succumb to serious medical problems. This has made it imperative that employers look for ways to reduce stress in the workplace. Savvy employers will find ways that allow their employees to complete their jobs without unnecessary stress. Here is what you need to know about how to promote employee health by reducing stress in your business-
Continue reading "How to help your employees lose weight"
Obesity has become a serious and costly problem for employers. Employees who are overweight can end up costing their employers a significant amount of money. Many businesses are finding that their obese employees are not only affecting their health care costs but are also at higher risk for on the job accidents which can increase employer liability as well. Helping your employees to lose weight benefits everyone. Studies have clearly shown that people who are carrying extra weight are at significant risk for heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary issues and a host of other serious and life threatening diseases. This means that it is in everyone’s best interest to help overweight employees lose weight.
Continue reading "How to help employees not gain weight on the job"
Obesity has become an expensive problem for many employers. Studies clearly show that employees who are overweight are at much higher risk for serious and even life threatening illnesses as well as on the job accidents. This type of problem translates into higher health care costs, higher liability insurance, and lower productivity as sick and injured workers need time off to recover. This means that it is in the employer’s best interest to help their employees lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. There are many different ways that employers can help their employees with weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight. Here is what you need to know about how to help employees not gain weight on the job-
Continue reading "How to exercise at work"
Many employees can find it to be very difficult to find time to exercise while having a full time job. Because of this lack of physical activity your employees may be suffering from very preventable health problems. Employers have begun to realize the impact that this can have on their employee’s health and are trying to find ways that will help their employees exercise even at work. Employee wellness programs are showing the employees that choose to get involved that having a full time job is no excuse for not exercising. Both small and large businesses are giving their employees options for better health that include but are not limited to: onsite gyms, cooking classes, medical screenings, incentives for walking or biking during breaks, discounted gym passes and many other options.