Impactful tips to promote well-being at work for your company

Well-being at work is critical for both the workforce and the company. Happy employees feel driven and strive to do the best work they can. This results in maximum productivity, a great workplace culture and a successful business.

However, it can be challenging to create a positive work environment that promotes the well-being of your employees. And if you get a negative reputation, it can be difficult to make changes. About 86% of candidates avoid companies with a bad reputation for corporate culture.

It is important to remember that your employees are people, with challenging and amazing qualities. To be successful, you need a people-oriented approach.

An effective wellness at work initiative should empower and advance your current employees while helping to recruit, onboard and grow your existing teams for maximum productivity.

Not only that, but a positive work environment improves their mental health and general health in general. Therefore, business processes, administrative efforts, recruiting and human resource management must all contribute to an effective workplace wellness program.

Communication and support

Communication is the foundation of any relationship, and workplace relationships are no different. You need to create an open and supportive environment for your employees.

Connected workers improve workplace productivity by about 25%. When everyone works together, the workplace can approach maximum efficiency.

Not only that, but employees who feel supported are more likely to be engaged in their role and their business. Employees should feel that they can openly discuss their needs and concerns.

By encouraging that communication and responding openly, the modern employee-leader relationship is fostered.

Ensure that all teams have the opportunity to meet regularly, even socially, whenever possible. Your teams need to talk to each other and to management.

You can schedule weekly or one-on-one meetings for individual employees and management. Create opportunities for your staff to talk to you and support their concerns.

Opportunities and training

For most employees, progress and growth is the main motivation in the workplace. People go to work to move up the ranks and progress in their careers. Companies that don’t value their staff enough to upgrade and promote their skills find that productivity is virtually non-existent.

Research shows that 40% of employees consider growth and career opportunities as the most important factor for their job satisfaction.

Ultimately, people seek progress in every aspect of their lives. Life satisfaction peaks when you make progress in all areas of your life. If your company cannot provide new and exciting opportunities, employees will look elsewhere.

For many employees, a lack of commitment to employee growth means they are not valued.

It is important to observe and understand the talent already in your company, and where to nurture it for business growth. Your employees are the driving force behind your business, so it pays to invest in their future.

About 74% of employees are willing to learn new skills or retrain for their job and career advancement. Take advantage of this drive to succeed.

Involve your employees in their role by offering relevant workplace training. Give them a clear picture of their promotion opportunities and how you’re going to help them grow.

Regularly evaluate your teams and see where you can promote internally and who shows the most potential. If employees can see that you are paying attention to their performance, they are more likely to be engaged and feel that their hard work is appreciated.

To trust

Encouraging an open communication policy and supporting and directing your employees where possible should improve trust between employees and owners or management.

A relationship of trust between employees and managers benefits both parties. About 79% of people say they have had experience with micromanagement in the workplace. This can be one of the most detrimental factors to true well-being at work.

Trust your employees from the start and encourage them to trust each other in their role. If each employee has autonomy over their own responsibilities, everyone can achieve maximum productivity.

After all, you didn’t hire your staff for nothing. Give them the chance to demonstrate their skills. If they feel that you trust them to do their job well, they are more likely to feel valued by management.

A trusted environment not only improves employee well-being, but can also improve the efficiency and growth of the company. Smooth internal operations allow management to focus on driving the business forward, rather than micromanaging their teams.

Onboarding and Introductions

An employee’s first experience with your company is through their onboarding process. New hires want to make a good first impression, but so should you. Ultimately, the right introduction to your company should ensure that they have a positive experience with your company throughout their career.

Research shows that good onboarding can improve employee retention by as much as 82%. A positive first experience makes it much more likely that an employee will stay in their job.

Your onboarding process needs to evolve continuously, with each new hire. Make sure you get good feedback from each round of recruiting and learn for future employees.

The best onboarding processes don’t stop after the first week or month. Onboarding is a continuous process that brings satisfaction and progress over time.

Keep the onboarding process simple and smooth and start early. If your new hires are excited to join the company before their start date, they are much more likely to have a positive experience.

Likewise, your existing teams will benefit from a positive onboarding experience. With the right process, the new starters should be motivated to be as productive as possible and will work hard to support their team.

Recognition and Reward

Rewards are a great motivator. Engaged employees will work hard, but there is nothing wrong with showing appreciation. Employees who feel valued or have something to work towards will be more engaged.

About 30% of employees have never received an end-of-year bonus. Research shows that a third of employees feel their company doesn’t value them enough to reward them.

It’s easy to say that employees have to work hard for their own satisfaction, but in the end everyone appreciates a little appreciation.

Rewards do not have to be monetary. You may want to consider organizing regular team building activities, where employees can relax and talk to each other to build better relationships. Or consider a more flexible work schedule for those who need it.

Small acts of recognition are just as valuable in the workplace. Give positive feedback to your employees and let other team members know when they are performing well. Small acts of positivity ultimately contribute to wider well-being at work.

Flexibility

As mentioned above, flexibility is especially important for employee well-being in today’s world of work. Post-COVID offers more workplaces flexible working or remote working than ever before.

About 16% of the world’s businesses are now completely remote. While this may seem relatively low now, 85% of executives believe remote working will become the new norm.

The pandemic has shown that workers at home are just as productive. In effect, flexible working meant that they no longer had to take time off for personal appointments and could organize their private lives in addition to work.

While many employees welcomed the return to the office, this new flexible way of working grew in popularity.

Ultimately, your employees are people. They all have different preferences and responsibilities in their lives. Some may want to have a flexible working arrangement and some may want to work completely remotely.

The key is to be receptive to the demands of each individual. By allowing your employees to work from home, the wellbeing of employees at work in general can be improved.

At BAD, they understand the importance of managing the human element of the workplace. Your employees are your driving force and you need to maximize their wellbeing in the workplace.

BestAtDigital’s HR and training tools ensure that you provide your employees with the best work experience, with opportunities for growth and development. Contact them today to discuss the best tools to improve your workplace culture.