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Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

February 10, 2015 Posted by Remede in Blog
Remede Consulting Group

Workplace wellness programs may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, the truth is that they have been linked to improved employee productivity and lower rates of absence and turnover. At Remede Consulting, we are committed to helping our clients create truly exceptional workplaces so they can attract the best job candidates. Here are some tips for instituting a great health and wellness program in your office:

Offer Healthy Snacks

Looking for an easy way to boost workplace wellness? Consider offering healthier snacks in the breakroom or cafeteria. Instead of the standard soda and chips, let your employees nibble on apples, bananas, vegetables, and nuts. After all, people are more likely to make good snacking decisions if they see their co-workers doing the same.

Keep a Clean Work Environment

Anyone who’s ever worked in a hospital knows how quickly illnesses can travel in the workplace. To cut down on cold-sharing, be sure to wipe surfaces like counters, door handles, elevator buttons, and phone receivers. As healthcare professionals, we all know that handwashing and standard precautions are absolutely essential in protecting ourselves. Frequent use of hand sanitizers is also a good practice. Every precaution you take to protect your self from illness, also helps to protect your co-workers and their patients.

Subsidize Gym Memberships

Exercise doesn’t just boost energy levels; it also helps keep people healthy for the long term. To encourage your employees to stay fit, consider offering free or subsidized memberships at a local gym or allow access to your facility’s fitness center, if available. If that is not an option, you can launch a hospital-wide walking club and provide prizes or rewards to those who participate. Just be sure to practice what you preach by joining your team in those fitness activities.

Contact Remede for Your Staffing Needs

At Remede, we serve the staffing and recruitment needs of top medical facilities throughout the nation. Not only do we take the time to screen and evaluate all candidates, but we also conduct rigorous background checks, so you can rest assured knowing your workers are truly up to the task. Additionally, we can work with you to customize staffing solutions to meet your specific staffing needs. Learn more about our client staffing services and then call to schedule an appointment with our experts.