HOW SMES CAN MAKE WORKPLACE WELLBEING A PRIORITY WITHOUT A BIG BUDGET

While on the surface investing in employee wellbeing may seem extravagant in terms of the priorities many SME owners face, the reality is, a focus on workplace wellbeing can dramatically improve productivity and staff churn.

However, you don’t need the resources of Google to foster a culture of wellbeing in the office. Here are some clever ways to promote wellness in the workplace that won’t necessarily require a big budget.

  1. Swap sugary snacks to healthier options

If your office provides some level of snacks or pantry options (i.e. biscuits, lollies) consider swapping these for healthier options like fruit and nuts.

Healthy snacking is a big part of wellbeing in the office. Providing healthy snack options to employees can go a long way not just in improving wellbeing but also productivity. For instance, it can help to improve overall health, curb cravings, fight weight gain, regulate moods, boost brain power and give you the energy to keep going all day.

  1. Help facilitate good hygiene

This is particularly important in the winter months. Promote good workplace hygiene by providing hand sanitisers and tissues and possibly even a free flu shots to employees. Read more

Belinda Lyone - Dynamic Business - 11 Dec 2018

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