It seems that most of us understand the need to be more healthy about the way we work. The concept of “workplace wellness” is one that organizations are embracing, and the mere existence of HR departments dedicated to employee well-being is a true sign of the times.
This is good news for everyone. Employees everywhere are realizing the physical and emotional benefits that come with a healthier work life. It also makes good business sense. Companies are finding that employee retention strategies need to go beyond traditional compensation and benefits packages. By thinking creatively about the health and wellness of their teams, they are not only keeping them around, they are inspiring their best performances. A healthier lifestyle at work can decrease absenteeism, promote creativity and increase productivity.
There are so many creative ways that companies are promoting and encouraging wellness in the workplace. Here are some truly innovative and amazing examples:
What are you and your company doing to promote health and wellness in your workplace? We’d love to hear from you! Please reach out via email, or post a comment below.
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Spring if finally upon us! With the opening of the windows and doors, along with sunshine and fresh air, we are greeted with so many new opportunities to get active that don’t seem so apparent during the winter months. Getting outdoors takes much less preparation and effort. Being outdoors is pleasant and easy (at least for those of us who prefer warmer weather). The benefits of being active in spring go beyond just feeling good and being healthy, and might not be what you expect. Let’s take a look.
I had the honour of speaking with Olive Myhre the day after her 105th birthday. Olive has lived through events that most of us only read about in history books, including two World Wars, the introduction of the automobile, the invention of the computer, and man’s first steps on the moon. I was able to learn about her life and her perspective on health and happiness. Here is our interview.