To become a market leader, your business must hire and retain the best employees. They expect competitive pay, the option to work remotely, and good work-life balance.
The recent pandemic has shown that offering a healthy workplace and focusing on employee health is also important. Focus on how employees feel so they can be open about their health situations such as mental health awareness. Provide a workplace that helps employees stay healthy and be well while working for your business.
Here are 3 important tips for a healthier workplace.
Give the Option to Work Remotely
Office space is expensive so you’ll want to maximize the space. This has involved fitting the largest possible number of workstations into the space available. The Covid-19 pandemic gave a clear example of the risks of cramming people into spaces.
Many businesses have punitive processes for taking sick days, so people come into work when they’re ill and contagious. This spreads illness and decreases worker efficiency. Let your employees work from home, at least when they’re sick.
Keep the Office Clean and Clear
A clean desk policy means having as little clutter as possible with only the essential items visible so items can be accessed quickly. This also includes cleaning to avoid bacteria, so choose bacteria-resistant surfaces where particles won’t survive.
Even nameplates should be in virus-resistant brass or bronze, with Universal Engraving tools used to etch names and details on them. The office should be cleaned on a daily basis so there are no loose detritus or hiding places for viruses.
Provide Free Water and Healthy Snacks
A water cooler is a minor consideration in an office, but it’s important that employees have ready access to as much drinking water as they need. Staying hydrated helps them stay healthy. Also provide fresh fruit and snacks like pumpkin seeds. Employees with access to healthy food will feel better, perform better, and have a better relationship with their workplace.
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