One of the highlights of 2018 was seeing the attention that the subject of mental health received globally. This awareness of mental health issues has shown us the importance of creating environments that support the mental well-being of people.
“There is anxiety, but it comes after you’ve finished filming because it’s out of your hands; people are editing it, they’re cutting it, marketing it. And it’s… part your career sort of rides on that. But when you’re actually filming it’s a team thing and it really feels good there for me.” ~Hugh Jackman
On March 15, SHRM participated in Media Planet's #WorkBetterChat Twitter Chat that focused on conveying the importance of employee well-being initiatives in the workplace as a driving force for businesses. The chat invited HR professionals,C-suite executives, benefit and wellness managers as well as overall key business decision makers to encourage an open dialogue about the benefits of investing in employee wellness programs.
"Too much work. Too little pay. Too many technological advancements." According to the SHRM Online article Workplace Burnout at 'Epidemic Proportions' by Dana Wilkie, there are many reasons employee burnout is higher than ever.
Stressed out at work?
According to the SHRM Online article, Work Related Stress on Employees' Health, 40 percent of workers report their jobs as very or extremely stressful.
Running a competitive business and having healthy employees are twin goals that most employers consider inseparable. And to support both, many employers have invested significant time, money and thoughtful resources into building a comprehensive health, wellness and fitness program.
According to recent research from the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Employer Survey, 84 percent of employers plan to continue or expand their employee wellness programs in the next three to five years. Great news, right? Wellness programs are growing!
As the baby boomer generation continues to age and comprise a larger portion of the workforce, businesses and organizations must prepare their employees with ergonomic recommendations and best practices to remain productive toward the end of their career.
Over the past five years, workplace wellness programs have spiked in popularity and have become a popular way for employers to curb rising health care costs, while helping workers live healthier lives and be more productive.
Wellness and Productivity: Forging the Link
Wellness programs are on the rise in the workplace because ‘a healthy employee is a happy employee’, right? While this statement may be true- the statement ‘a healthy employee means lower company health costs’ should receive credit for increased wellness initiatives as well.
Employers Adopt New Models for Managing Diabetes
Employees spend more than one third of their day at work – for some it can be as much as two-thirds. That's at least one meal a day-- and the vast majority of their waking hours. Given all of the time we spend at work, employers and employees coming together to create a healthy work environment benefits everyone.