5 ways to ensure your employees stay healthy

IMT Care
December 15, 2021
5 ways to ensure your employees stay healthy

It is said that health is wealth. Employees spend most of their time at work, and their health has a major impact on their productivity and job performance.

Thus for a business to succeed in its endeavors, its employees must be fit and healthy. Thus, promoting health and wellness at the workplace has become an integral part of many modern companies’ strategies.

Keep reading to learn about the 5 ways to ensure your employees stay healthy.

1. More focus on empathy

Understanding other people's emotions is a key skill in the workplace. COVID has thrown everything out of balance, and it may not be as easy for employees to return to work. Regularly asking employees for their opinions of the company and ways to improve it helps foster a sense of teamwork.

Besides, listening to your employees’ thoughts, ideas, and opinions will make them feel as though they have contributed in some way to the company.

2. Offer curated employee benefits programs

A competitive employee benefits package has significant power not only to attract the best but also to retain the best. Organizations must thus leverage the benefits package they offer to their employees

Empower your employees with curated benefits to support their health and well-being as well as to help them save money on health emergency expenses. These are all things that make employees' lives stress-free.

3. Offer Wellness Incentives

A healthy body and sound mind will contribute to the success of an employee and a company. Employees are invaluable assets of any company, and ensuring their excellent mental and physical health is surely a great way to keep them on top of their game.

Employers can also offer mandatory employee training, staff seminars, or even recruit a third-party provider to offer wellness programs like yoga/zumba classes. 

4. Promote Healthy Eating

With only a few minutes to take lunch, many employees opt to eat fast food. Employers should provide enough time for their team members during lunchtime to eat a healthy homemade lunch. Replace the binge products in your cafeteria with nutritious snacks/refreshments for your employees. Since everyone needs to eat, good snack and lunch programs and the promotion of healthy eating at the workplace will appeal to everyone.

5. Promote a Healthy Work environment

Employees who are healthy and happy usually have higher levels of productivity than those who are not. Promoting a healthy work environment will empower them to be assertive, confident, and creative in the workplace.

Different fitness activities, wellness programs, and engaging employees in team-building activities are great ways to promote a healthy work environment.

A way forward:

An integrated approach to employee well-being means providing a 360-degree approach.

From mental to physical health, you need to consider everything.

It means planning for the lifespan of your employees, not just the next year. Over time, their needs will change, so you need to design programs that will evolve as they do.

With our curated healthcare services, Insure My Team offers custom healthcare plans that include health insurance, cashless hospitalization, unlimited doctor-on-call consultations, discounted medicines, and more.

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IMT Care
IMT Care provides accessible and affordable group healthcare to Startups, SME's and Corporate organizations.