Formerly, the employers concern for employees’ physical and mental well-being was not an extremely common issue. Nowadays, with the evolution of industry and business, the leaders of organizations of all kinds have concluded that the physical and mental health of their employees brings a feeling of comfort that allows them to give their best at work and have a higher productivity.
First of all, we must have in mind that the human factor is the main engine of any business, no matter how technologized is the field in which it operates. If employees are not in a good condition, which makes them able to work, the business will not benefit at all. This thing determines more and more people in the leadership of the organizations to provide employee benefits to improve their health and to encourage its maintenance.
Medical insurances and a lot of sport
A medical insurance that includes at least a basic package for employees should not be missing from the benefits offered to them. Also, in order to increase staff retention within the organization, this package of health services should be improved and should include more benefits as the experience of the employee in the company grows and they should be given, for example, the possibility of extending the medical insurance for their family members.
Another thing that improves the overall health of employees is having sport and physical activity. Aware of the risks of a sedentary life, increasingly more people are turning to gym services to ensure that they perform the physical activity they need. Companies could encourage their employees to take care of their health also from this point of view, giving them discounts at various gyms or regularly organizing outdoor activities with the team.
A fruit a day – Encouraging a healthy diet
Equally, healthy eating should be encouraged, especially because the harmful food temptation lurks everywhere these days. A good idea to encourage employees to eat healthily and have a good general physical condition is offering fruits at work, having a location with a bowl from which anyone who is craving a snack between meals could have a fruit. So, instead of eating something unhealthy and paid, employees might prefer to eat some fruits provided free by the company.
So organizations’ leaders should be aware how much the good health of employees and offering benefits such as those mentioned above means for the entire business. Beyond the advantage that they help to improve the general health of staff and reduce the number of days of sick leave, these things will also raise morale and will make them feel that their employer cares about their welfare.
BIA HR TEAM