Workplace wellbeing is, arguably, higher up the business agenda than ever before. More organisations are – quite rightly – focusing on the health and happiness of their employees, and for some it’s becoming a way to differentiate, attract and retain talent. For businesses that want to raise their game on workplace wellbeing, where do the opportunities and benefits lie? How can businesses build caring into their culture?
While some employers explore the latest trendy incentives (think: sleep pods, ping-pong tables or fully-stocked fridges), research indicates that when it comes to retention, competitive advantage may be as simple as caring.
When employees feel supported by their organisation, they will develop a stronger attachment to it. One of the simplest ways employers can support and show care for employees is through office wellness programs. These types of programs vary between organisations but all have the same goal in mind – to keep employees healthy.