Productivity is clearly a very important thing that you need to try and boost in your business if you want it to succeed. The truth is that keeping your workforce working hard can be something of a challenge, but it’s vital to get right if you want to make sure that you are running your business well and getting the kinds of results you would likely hope for. A big part of that is looking into their health. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the main ways you can hope to keep your workforce fit, healthy and productive.
Be Strict About Breaks
You need to offer your workers breaks by law, and you should make sure that you do so as fully and rigorously as you can. It actually benefits everyone to do this. Your employees need to have breaks in order to take care of themselves, and it also means that they are going to be much more productive when they are back at their workstation. So, it’s doubly important that you are being strict about them taking their breaks every time they need to have one.
Carry Out Regular Health Checks
Here’s something that a particularly hands-on and caring employer should do: carrying out regular health checks of all of your employees to ensure that the work is not harming them in any way, and to put anything in place that they might need. You can do this by getting an onsite physio provider to be part of your team, and actually that might turn out to be one of the best investments you ever make in your business. This is going to help ensure that everyone is really being looked after as they should be.
Encourage Cycling & Walking to Work
How they get to work is another main factor in how work is influencing their health, so you can make a difference here too by actively encouraging them to cycle or walk to work instead of driving or getting public transport. It won’t be possible for everyone to do this, but for those who can, if you encourage them, you might be surprised at how many people really do it. It’s the kind of thing that you can encourage easily by simply having a scheme in place where you pay them extra for it, for instance.
Keep On Top of Health & Safety
Of course, you also need to make sure that you are keeping on top of health and safety as a business. As well as being a legal necessity, this is also just a really vital part of making sure that they are being looked after and that you are doing all you can to keep on top of their wellbeing. Go above and beyond: not just the essential health and safety laws, but even more than that. This is going to be a really effective way of keeping them healthy.
Those are just some of the main ways to keep your workforce healthy.
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