What does it mean to feel well in the workplace?
When most people think of health or well-being, they think of physical health. While that is important and physical health does greatly impact a person’s emotional and social well-being, it is only one aspect of an employee's overall health.
If employees feel that they are heard and are treated fairly, are compensated accordingly, are given adequate downtime, and that their employer values their contributions, they are likely to be more productive and motivated in the workplace. In turn, they will carry less stress home with them at the end of the day. Employers cannot control all factors which affect an employee’s well-being, but they can take steps to mitigate risks and to promote holistic health in the work environment. Making employee health a top priority in the workplace yields positive results for both employee and employer.
In order for a person to feel truly well, it is important that they feel content in all areas of their lives: physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual. SEEK Careers and Staffing creates an environment that encourages healthy living through its Corporate Wellness Program. Its purpose is to inspire employees and their families to embrace their physical, spiritual, mental and financial well-being through self-improvement awareness opportunities. The ultimate goal is to enhance the employee's optimal performance and improve overall quality of life.
SEEK accomplishes this by offering employee health screenings, partnering with local gyms and reimbursing gym memberships, providing healthy snacks to its employees, encouraging volunteerism in its communities, and creating wellness competitions such as Step Challenges or Biggest Loser contests. Wellness Programs like these foster employee relations while encouraging employees to adopt healthier lifestyles.
No matter where employees may be in their pursuit of personal wellness, if their employers are an integral part of that pursuit, they are more likely to reach their goals and to become happier, healthier people.
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