It is hard to deny that when your employees are healthy, happy, and satisfied in their jobs, they will often do a better job. Employees that come into work feeling great are much more likely to be productive throughout the day compared to those who have arrived at work feeling unwell and run down. As an employer, there are lots of things that you can do to help your employees with their health and welfare, providing them with the resources that they need to boost their wellbeing and be the best version of themselves.

Health Benefits

As an employer, there are lots of health-related benefits that you can offer to your employees. Offering health insurance, for example, is one of the most sought-after and a great way to help you look after your employees’ health and wellbeing. Employees who are covered by health insurance that is provided by their workplace are likely to have more peace of mind for themselves and their family’s health, leading to less stress and anxiety, and more productivity at work. You can also offer supplemental benefits that cover several other health products and services like vision, dental and hearing insurance, healthy food, money off prescriptions and more. Check out this page to see how First Line Benefits compares with other supplemental benefits providers. 

Mental Health Days

From time to time, we can all feel down or stressed, making it difficult to feel like coming into work and being productive for a full day. Mental health days have been a resounding success in many workplaces, with lots of employers reporting that employees take them sparingly and come back to work feeling better when they do. The idea behind a mental health day is that the employee doesn’t have to have any physical illness symptoms to take a day off. They can take the day off if they are feeling anxious, burned out, or anything else that is impacting their mental health. 

Allow Flexibility

While the COVID-19 pandemic came with its own set of issues, one of the good things to come from it was a more flexible working environment across the world. Forced to work from home to stay safe, many employees found that this worked well for them, improved their health and happiness, and helped them be more productive despite everything else that is going on. A hybrid workplace, for example, working in the office two days a week and from home for three, is a common setup today. 

Provide Resources

Finally, think about any resources that you can provide to your employees to help boost their health and wellbeing. For example, you may want to consider setting up an employee assistance plan which is in place to provide employees with somewhere they can turn to for help with any issues they are facing in their personal life. Or pair up with local mental health services and provide resources for these in the workplace. 

When you make the health, welfare, and wellbeing of your employees a priority, you will begin to see that they are more productive at work, and there is a stronger, more enjoyable morale in the workplace. 

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