Bring Wellbeing to Your Workforce in 2023
It’s official – 2023 is the year of #WorkforceWellness. But what does wellness at work really mean?
In the past, companies have introduced things like beer fridges for Friday afternoons, ping-pong tables in communal areas, and relaxation zones for when staff need a bit of a break – but did those things really contribute to employee wellbeing?
In short – not really. When it comes down to it, listening to and understanding the needs of your employees is what really makes a difference.
Here are three things you can do in 2023 to improve wellbeing in your workplace:
Be Committed to Your People
Did you know that one of the top reasons employees stay in their jobs is the prospect of career growth and personal development? Well, now you do.
There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to showing your workforce that you’re committed to their growth, but one of the best ways is to invest in your people.
This could be with fundamental skills courses in Maths and English, helping your employees to brush up their knowledge and their confidence, or specialised courses that are tailored to the needs of your business, such as certificates in Customer Service or Business Admin. It could even be upskilling existing staff members through apprenticeships.
The point is this: when you value your people, they’ll value your business.
Be Prepared for the Future
Your people can’t grow if your business doesn’t, so planning for the future of your business plays a key part in planning for the happiness and security of your employees.
One way to prepare for the future is through business consultancy – utilising expert advice to plot out the path you want your business to take. Whether it’s growth
We all hope for the success of our businesses, but we also know that redundancies are sometimes inevitable, and it pays to be prepared for this unfortunate possibility. Through redundancy support packages, you can make sure that your employees feel confident to move forward into their next steps, helping to minimise stress and disruption to their lives.
Be Open to Something New
If your business growth strategy has started to feel stale, it could be time to try something new.
Bringing in new staff members as your business grows is a necessity, but there are better ways to go about than popping up an Indeed advert and hoping for the best.
One way is to set up recruitment events, giving you the opportunity to meet potential employees face-to-face and answer any questions they have about the roles you’re offering. This is a fantastic way to gauge early on whether candidates are a good fit for your business and whether they’ll be a good match for your company’s culture.
(Through Futures, recruitment events can run alongside courses such as Customer Service and Business Administration, meaning your new employees are ready to hit the ground running when they start.)
Another option is to link up with local schools in your area and get in at the ground floor when it comes to sourcing the next generation of workers. Not only does this help young people take their first steps into work, but it contributes toward strengthening the local community, which benefits everyone.
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