Workplace wellness

A healthy workplace is a place where both the people are healthy and the organization they work within is healthy. Health Canada states people spend almost two thirds of their waking hours at work, so the workplace has a significant impact on health.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of employees is an investment in the organization’s most valued assets. Healthy employees are good for the bottom line!

Employer benefits:

  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Decreased health benefit costs
  • Reduced workplace accidents and injuries
  • Improved morale
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved  image
  • Enhanced ability to recruit and retain skilled employees
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Improved labour relations
  • Improved culture
  • Demonstrated concern for employees

Employee benefits:

  • Improved health and well-being
  • Reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes
  • Increased ability to make the changes necessary to improve personal health
  • Reduced personal health care expenses
  • Less injury and illness
  • Healthier workplace culture
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved job satisfaction and morale

Building or improving your workplace health program

Comprehensive workplace health programs use a systems approach to create awareness, provide education and skill-building opportunities, create supportive environments and develop healthy policies. It is about making the healthy choice the easy choice!

Workplace wellness does not have to be an expensive, time-consuming or complicated investment. It involves making a commitment to workplace health, finding out what your workplace needs, making a plan, designing strategies and measuring success – however simple or complex.

Contact us to learn more about Huron Perth Public Health can support you in creating a healthy workplace.