On site gyms/fitness centres
This one may apply more to larger corporate companies as not all businesses have the space or funding to supply their employees with an on site fitness centre. However, for the companies that can, this can be a highly beneficial way to recruit and retain employees. There are so many advantages of this including; boosts productivity at work, lower healthcare costs, helps increase brain power and improves satisfaction.
Have you ever done a yoga class and felt instantly de-stressed from it? Well, some businesses actually offer on site yoga classes for their employees. Yoga is a fantastic way to incorporate self-care in the workplace and relieve stress at busy times.
Some businesses offer paramedical services such as massage therapy to their employees. What a perk! This highlights how a business may go the extra mile to help reduce stress in the workplace and boost employee morale.
Employee assistance programmes
Your health both physically and mentally should be taken care of. If employees are struggling outside of the workplace, this can reflect on their work. By supporting people through any issues such as anxiety, stress or depression it creates a balanced environment. Supporting employees both inside and outside of work can generate great satisfaction.
Have you ever been at work and felt like you were about to fall asleep or fancied a nap? Some companies actually allow this! Whether this is considered professional or not, there’s no doubt that a good nap can leave you feeling refreshed and ready to be more productive.
Offering incentives for employees to think more economically about their transportation choices, is a great way to get people to be more considerate about the environment. This could include a cycle to work scheme or public transport incentives.
Health and fitness challenges in the workplace are a great way to get everyone involved and promote a healthy lifestyle. Challenges don’t have to be intense; they could simply be tracking the amount of water employees drink each day or how many steps they take. This is a great way to get everyone involved with fitness and socially.
Healthy snacks and lunch
Often at lunch time, employees will just grab whatever they can and often this will be fast food. With usually just 30 minutes for a lunch break, employees don’t have the time or energy to make/buy and eat a healthy substantial meal so sometimes may not even eat at all. However, if businesses provide lunch or snacks, employees can eat more nutritiously. This will be very appealing to employees as everyone gets hungry and it also helps to promote a healthy balanced diet.