01 Mar The 2022 Ultimate Guide To Workplace Wellbeing
In a world that is constantly changing due to health codes, vaccine mandates, mask mandates, and remote work in addition to the everyday work stressors, it has become more imperative than ever to ensure Workplace Wellbeing.
What is Workplace Wellbeing?
Workplace Wellbeing relates to all aspects of working life, from the quality and safety of the physical environment, to how workers feel about their work, their working environment, the climate at work, and work organization.
We’re passionate about Workplace Wellbeing. Why? When employees feel they have higher well-being, they’re more likely to be engaged in their work and feel supported by their organization. In fact, research has shown that those who feel they have higher well-being are also more loyal to their teams and less likely to leave.
Workplace Wellbeing is the cornerstone of any corporation. Once an employee has increased their happiness, they’ll also experience an increase in their overall productivity and ability to reach long-term goals. When one starts to implement more aspects into their day that contribute to a healthier lifestyle, more time can be allocated for focusing on business matters, leading to a greater chance of success in recruiting and retaining the best employees and lowering costs from health care.
How to help employees obtain Workplace Wellbeing
1) Implement Lunch and Learns
Workplace Wellbeing is more than a day off now and then. Part of wellness is providing employees with continual opportunities to improve their skills in communication, emotional intelligence, time management, and more. At Care Plus Solutions, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes Lunch and Learns on your company’s premises.
2) Relieve Financial Burdens
While every employer wishes they could give monthly pay raises, it’s simply not realistic. Nevertheless, the truth is that finances are one of the top three stressors for employees. It’s not always about how much a person is making as it is about how they are managing what they are making. So, how do you help relieve financial burdens and promote Workplace Wellbeing? An EAP can provide consultations with the employee to help them with a strategy to alleviate their financial burdens (debt, garnishments, student loans, etc.)
3) Offer Legal Consults
We know that personal struggles influence a work environment. If an employee is struggling in their personal life, they will bring that struggle to the workplace. In order to promote Workplace Wellness, you can alleviate some of your employee’s burdens by letting them know that their EAP offers legal consultations for things like divorce, custody, wills, mediation, identity theft, and more.
4) Work-Life Balance
In a culture that prides itself on hard work and dedication, Workplace Wellness or a work-life balance seems almost out of reach. Employees are finding it more challenging than ever to successfully balance their work, finances, family commitments, and personal life. Many individuals are having to work multiple jobs, face increased financial demands due to mounting student loan debt, and struggle with always being “on” due to the ability to access work from home via modern technology. However, employees that are able to achieve a work-life balance are happier and healthier. Care Plus Solutions recognizes this reality and offers a comprehensive work-life solution to our clients and their employees.
5) Promote mental wellness
Mental wellness is a term that is gaining traction, but it’s vague and not well-understood. People tend to associate mental wellness with many different types of activities; meditating, listening to music, talking to a friend, taking a walk in nature, taking a vacation, getting a massage, taking a bubble bath or even just carving out some time for peace and quiet in daily life.
When we talk about mental wellness, we are not just focusing on our mental or cognitive functioning, but also our emotions; our social relationships; our ability to function in daily life; and even our spiritual, religious, or existential state. Care Plus Solutions offers various solutions to help employees achieve a healthy state of mental wellness. Whether your employee is in need of counseling, encouragement, or accountability, we offer various services to give employees the tools they need to achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle so that they can be well in every area of life.
Contact Care Plus Solutions today to discover how our EAPs would be a great addition to your employee benefits for 2022!
Care Plus Solutions is America’s first EAP and is headquartered in New York and has offices in New Jersey. Over the course of the company’s 46 year history, their brand has remained firmly rooted in the rich history of the EAP field, never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of the EAP; delivering personal and quality services to those in need. It is fair to say that Care Plus Solutions is the gold standard in the field of Employee Assistance.