Good health is good business

The working world has become more stressed, and that is taking a toll on the health of Canadians. In the current recession, employees might be worried about job security and salary reductions or be expected to work longer hours or be accessible and connected to their jobs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Now more than ever, it is important for companies to invest in wellness strategies to help support the health of their employees. Without a healthy team, companies will face higher bottom line costs and reduced employee health.

Companies can choose to support wellness initiatives in a wide variety of ways depending on the company budget and employee concerns and interests.

  • Hire a traveling massage therapist to provide on-site neck/shoulder massages to reduce tension.
  • Provide partial or full support for gym memberships.
  • Respect your employees’ lunch hours by not hosting meetings so that they can ensure they have time to take care of their personal health.
  • Register in a corporate fitness challenge or walk/run event.
Nicole Settimi