Our Health and Safety Consultant Lee Powell, has launched wellbeing programmes with previous employers and current clients. Lee advises that companies:
Involve your employees from the start, with a survey, a committee or focus groups. Get employees to tell you what they want, NOT what you think they want. A quick online or paper survey could do the job.
Having a naming competition is fun and gets people engaged, I have also done logo competitions too, we had some great entries! A familiar name and logo alerts workers when information is related to their wellbeing.
Consider launching with a competition- lots of people have fitness trackers or can track steps on their phones- consider running a 10,000 steps challenge to get employees to think about how much they are moving.
Make sure the wellbeing programme, and its benefits are accessible and relevant for all your workers- especially remote employees and other branches.
Quick and Easy Wellbeing Wins:
- Flu vaccinations
- Fruit in lunch rooms
- Smoothie makers
- Seminars or YouTube clips like this one 23 and a 1/2 hours
- A company social club and activities - getting people together
- Wellbeing Newsletters
- Activity challenges (using fitness trackers or just honesty)
- Discounts to local gyms
- Discounted health insurance
- Access to employee assistance programmes