New research from XpertHR has suggested that employers are finally wising up to the importance of workplace wellbeing…which will be music to the ears of employees up and down the country. In a new article published only last week, more than half of employers (54.4%) are said to run informal employee wellbeing initiatives and the positive facts and figures don’t end there.
Among those employers who do not have an employee wellbeing programme in place, 67.7% of them say they plan to implement one in the next 12 months.
It’s pleasing to finally see such a commitment to the cause, especially when the benefits of a wellbeing programme may not be clear for at least a year prior to the programme being implemented. Cost is of course an issue to this, but a potential higher productivity level amongst the workforce is surely worth it? According to the figures, it does indeed seem to be the case.
What is an EPA?
The article from Workplace Insight suggests that there are two standout areas that impact employee wellbeing: offering employee assistance programmes and providing sick pay above the statutory amount. The former, known as EAP’s, are intended to help employees deal with problems that may adversely affect their work performance, health and wellbeing.
Xpert HR practice editor Noelle Murphy says: “it is when an employee is at their most vulnerable that they need this kind of support, so removing as many blockers as possible and reassuring employees of their confidentiality is vital.”
Coinadrink’s services can help!
Coinadrink’s dynamic range of services stem around the wellbeing of the workforce, which in turn improves productivity. We are an advanced vending company that goes the extra mile for our customers, with premium equipment and a unique service plan that puts the customer first. Workplace refreshments may just be the easiest well to improve the wellbeing of the workforce. Recent information has highlighted that 75% of employees believe having access to high-quality coffee in the workplace suggests that their employer cares about their wellbeing.
High-quality coffee is precisely what we specialise in. Our fresh bean to cup coffee machines bring the taste of the coffee shop into the workplace, whilst our range of instant hot drinks machines are the perfect replacement for the kettle. Sharp designs and advanced technology will enhance the workplace no end, which is sure to improve the wellbeing and productivity of employees. Why not get in touch with us either via the phone or email to see what we’d recommend for your business?