Does your organization have all the components of a comprehensive worksite wellness program? Often when we think of worksite wellness, what comes to mind are nutrition workshops, local farmer’s markets, and meditation classes. While these are helpful for employees, there is more you can do for your employees to address work-related health and safety hazards.
So often we think that everyone is just like us and that we can create something that will meet everyone’s needs. In the case of a worksite wellness initiative, this can be a big mistake. When developing a plan for your worksite wellness initiative, consider the diverse types of jobs in your workplace. Let’s explore a few examples.
As an organization you know you have talented employees. They come to work each day and perform their jobs to the best of their ability. When hiring new staff, leadership considers the many professional traits and skills that candidates can bring to the organization, but employees offer much more to an organization beyond their job duties.
It is important to see employees as whole people who have varied interests, daily responsibilities, and lifelong pursuits. A way you can actively promote this value is through your organization’s wellness initiative.