A key aspect of building a reputable and successful business is making sure that you take employee wellbeing seriously. Taking the wellbeing of your employees seriously means making sure to actively put steps in place to protect them and keep them safe from wellbeing related issues, in addition to health and safety concerns.
The question is, of course, how can you go about doing that? What does it take to take your team members’ wellbeing seriously and ensure that they feel safe – and are safe – while at work? To help you to ensure that you are able to take employee wellbeing seriously, we have put together a simple guide below to some of the steps that you should look at taking.
Take Emotional Health Seriously
When it comes to looking after employee wellbeing, it’s important to ensure that you take emotional health just as seriously as physical health. A lot of employers don’t realise just how vital it is that employee emotional health is treated as sensitively as physical health. However, if you want to ensure that you are taking your team members’ health seriously, emotional health needs to play a part in that. What does that mean? It simply means ensuring that if a team member needs some mental health support, that you are able to offer it to them.
Invest in Adequate Training
An important step for ensuring that your team members feel – and are – safe while at work is to take employee training seriously. Various studies show that adequate workplace training helps to reduce and prevent workplace accidents from occurring, which is why taking the training needs of your team members seriously is so important. It’s also worth asking your team members what kinds of training they would like to be able to take part in – you might find that by doing so, you have a happier and harder working workforce.
One of the most important steps that you can take as an employer when it comes to employee wellbeing is to make sure that you are promoting kindness. If you want to create a culture that encourages team members to be kind and considerate towards each other, it’s important that you set the precedent for kindness. If you want to teach your team members that there’s always a place for kindness in your company, then you need to lead by example and show them the importance of acting in a kind and caring way.
Have an Open-Door Policy
If you want to ensure that your team members feel that no matter what, they have somewhere to turn to, it’s a good idea to have an open-door policy. Make sure that your team members know that they can talk to you about anything, at any time. By promoting a culture of openness and understanding, you should find that your teams’ wellbeing increases as a result.
There you have it, a few tips and pieces of advice for promoting employee wellbeing, and taking emotional health just as seriously as physical health.