Workplace wellness as a buzz word in 2021. With millions afflicted by the Covid pandemic, wellness has suddenly taken front seat in the workplace. Healthy, happy, productive staff are more important to HR execs today than they were 2 years ago.
So, with that said, how does an HR exec or CEO implement a successful wellness program in their company? With a bit of thought, a lot of planning, and often, some help from the experts. In this guide we show you how to implement a successful workplace wellness program guaranteed.
- Consider Implementing an EAP
An EAP stands for an Employee Assistance Program. In South Africa they allow staff access to a registered counsellor or social worker, a legal advisor and a debt counsellor. The Company Wellness Solutions EAP also offers access to a fitness expert and a nutritionist. A quality EAP should be technologically advanced and offer numerous ways for the employee to get in touch with an expert such as USSD, toll-free, website and application. The Company Wellness Solutions EAP offers all of the above and more.
2.Implement a Survey.
The easiest way to find out what is holding your staff-wellness back is by simply asking your staff. A good wellness survey should cover numerous topics such as Health, Engagement, Lifestyle, Financial Understanding and more. The assessment should also be 100% anonymous to encourage staff to answer openly and honestly. The proprietary H.E.L.P Assessment by Company Wellness Solutions is free to existing EAP members and is completely anonymous. It is conducted online via multiple choice and only takes a few minutes to complete.
3.Utilize the Data
Collate the data gathered from the assessment and use it to your advantage. Is there a trend of obesity in your office? Why is there that trend? Do people exercise? Do they eat take-away foods everyday? The answers to these questions will give you the ability to start putting in fixes to the problems. For example, if most people eat unhealthy take-aways daily you could start a healthy eating campaign, or you could hold a healthy-eating workshop for your staff.
4.Consider having an onsite or virtual workplace wellness day
Wellness days are a fun, effective way to help your staff get healthier. Onsite wellness events usually include biometric testing such as cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, blood-glucose and more. Virtual wellness days usually focus on imparting knowledge via workshops. Company Wellness Solutions has a fantastic virtual wellness offering that includes accredited hearing tests.
We hope the above points help you establish a brilliant, successful and engaging workplace wellness program. Please reach out to us if you need any further information on our services – The CWS Team
Office: 011 706 9945