What is Employee Wellbeing Month?
Employee Wellbeing Month is a June observance that encourages employers and organizations to develop wellness programs or enhance existing ones to improve employee emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
This year, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can be felt in the well-being of the workforce. According the the hosts of Employee Wellbeing Month, Virgin Pulse, 8 in 10 employees reporting that the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental well-being. Prioritizing wellness in the workplace can improve employee health, increase employee productivity, and drive organizational success.
Ways to Implement Health and Wellness Initiatives
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Educating in Heart Health
- Mental Health First Aid Classes
- Exercise Incentive Programs
- Educating in Weight/Body Mass Index
- Healthier Food Choices
- Smoking Cessation Program
- Body Ergonomics
- Counseling/Peer Support Groups
- Selected Monthly Wellness Work Shops
By implementing Health and Wellness into the workplace you will increase the physical and mental health of the employees. You can consider Health and Wellness Programs to be an investment in the workforce. Healthy and happy employees are less likely to be injured on the job, will be more engaged with their work, and less likely to be an absentee.
Contact MMC today to learn more about implementing health and wellness programs at your jobsite!