Wellbeing at work
Looking after employees isn’t just the right thing to do – it also makes good business sense.
Numerous studies show that team members who feel healthy and happy are more likely to stay engaged at work, boosting overall productivity levels in the office. In addition to this, taking an interest in the health and wellbeing of employees means they’re less likely to take sickness absence.
Investing in workplace wellbeing also results in a more fulfilling and enjoyable office atmosphere. And since most of us spend around a third of our lives at work (approximately 90,000 hours in total, according to the experts), it’s no stretch to say that healthier, happier workplaces can lead to healthier, happier lives.
Why promote wellbeing at work?
- Healthier employees are more likely to be productive: studies show that healthy workers achieve around 20% at work more than unhealthy ones.
- 89% of employees at companies with wellbeing initiatives are likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work.
- Healthy snacks and drinks help to boost employee engagement. In workplace studies, highly engaged teams experienced 21% greater profitability and a 41% reduction in absenteeism.
- Eating more fruit and vegetables is one of the most effective strategies for reducing the risk of life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and stroke.
- Having healthy snacks in the office means you’re less likely to become ‘hangry’ (hungry and angry) at work, which can reduce decision making skills by up to 62%.
- The vitamins and antioxidants found in fruit and vegetables make us feel happy, creative and engaged, promoting positive brain function.