How to Support Employee Well-being in the Workplace

It's easy to say you care for your employees' physical and mental health, but are you actually taking the steps to ensure your team has the support they need to thrive in the workplace? 

Taking care of your employees’ health and well-being is not only beneficial to them; it also creates an efficient working environment that benefits your company. It's a win for both sides.

Everyone knows how important happy employees are. In fact, 53% of employees said that a role which allows them to have a better work-life balance and a stronger sense of personal well-being is very important. Health and productivity go hand in hand — the healthier someone is, the more optimistic, creative, and motivated they'll be.

While offering great healthcare plans and other benefits is a great first step, there's more you can do to support your employees' health in the workplace.

Our 10 best practices are effective tools we implement with our wellness solutions to ensure that companies have a successful employee wellness plan. We looked into our third best practice, which is having Policies Supportive of Well-being, to help demonstrate how you can properly support your employees mental and physical health.

What are Policies Supportive of Well-being?

Your corporate-wide policies should support a culture of well-being. These include typical wellness policies such as a tobacco-free workplace, flexible work schedules, and paid time for participation, as well as policies on good wages/benefits, hiring/staffing, proper training, and work expectations.

The Best Ways to Support Employee Well-being

If well-being policies aren't actively being enforced in the workplace, they'll likely fall flat. It takes transparency and direction from leadership to make these policies successful and worth it for both you and your employees. Following our best practices, your supportive policies are done correctly if...

—You review and discuss your well-being policies annually.

—Leadership demonstrates its commitment through a written Workplace Well-being Policy.

—You conduct a comprehensive analysis of current company policies related to employee well-being every few years to determine areas of strength and improvement. The analysis summary includes suggestions for possible current policy updates, as well as potential new policies.

Each month, we'll continue to break down each of our 10 best practices in more detail — be sure to follow along and don't miss out on how you can invest in these wellness solutions to help your employees thrive!

Interested in learning more about implementing an employee wellness program at your company? Let us help guide you. At OnSite Wellness, employee health and wellness is our specialty.

We offer additional supporting services on top of our Best Practices. Incorporating an employee wellness program at your workplace can have massive benefits for your employees in tracking and managing a healthy lifestyle.

Let us help you reach your goals and set your employees up for success! Contact us today to get started.