Improving Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace
10th March 2023
People spend a great deal of their lives at work, so ensuring that they are happy and healthy should be a top priority for any business. Improving employee well-being should be a constantly ongoing task – there’s always more you can do to make your workplace a positive environment for your staff.
Offer Support for Mental & Physical Health
Having easily accessible support for employees’ mental and physical health is a must for any business looking to improve employee well-being. Employee healthcare and wellbeing apps such as YuLife and Vitality are a great way to encourage your staff to take care of their mental and physical health and offer fantastic support and access to mental health services, online GPs and more. These apps often come with perks, rewards and incentives such as gym membership discounts or vouchers for popular high street and online shops.
Having a number of employees as trained Mental Health First Aiders and regular First Aiders will help your staff feel safe and supported at work. Mental Health First Aiders are trained to recognise signs of mental health problems, and properly advise employees on how to go about getting the right treatment and support.
Promote Work/Life Balance
We work to live, not live to work – make sure your workforce has a healthy work/life balance. One way to do this is to introduce flexible or hybrid working. Flexible and hybrid working models allow your employees to enjoy more time at home with their family, reducing stress and burnout, and ultimately resulting in increased productivity and better quality work during their contracted hours. We understand that not every business is able to offer flexible or hybrid working for their staff, but there are other ways to promote a healthy work/life balance and take care of your employee’s well-being. Ensuring that they are taking advantage of their lunch breaks, finishing work on time, and not being overwhelmed with a large workload that causes them to work overtime, makes a big difference.
Encourage Coffee Breaks
Regular breaks throughout the workday will not only improve employee well-being but their productivity too. By encouraging coffee breaks during the day, you help reduce fatigue and stress. Coffee breaks are also a fantastic way to help build working relationships – by installing a commercial coffee machine, water cooler, or vending machine in a communal area in the workplace, you encourage your staff to take the time to engage with each other, resulting in a strong and tight-knit workforce. Take a look at one of our top-quality machines such as the Liquidline Q1 or the Schaerer Coffee Club.
Recognition & Rewards for Great Work
Give your employees the incentive to do well at work. By introducing reward schemes, or even just giving positive recognition for the work that they have done, they will feel more motivated and get more enjoyment out of going to work. OfficeVibes is a platform we use at Liquidline that allows employees to anonymously share feedback, as well as send ‘Good Vibes’ to other employees. This can be in relation to a piece of work they have done, if they have been a good mentor, or simply been a joy to have in the office! Alternatively, giving an employee a shoutout in the company newsletter, or a simple ‘well done’ message can really boost their confidence and overall mental well-being.
Rewarding your employees for the work that they do can greatly improve morale, motivation and productivity at work. Rewards can be anything from bonuses for meeting their goals or discounts/free products through a workplace rewards program such as YuLife or Perkbox.
Taking care of and helping to improve employee well-being will greatly benefit your business – why not start with a new refreshment solution, such as a quality coffee machine or water cooler? Browse our wide range of machines today.