If you’ve ever tried to stick with a diet plan, you know how frustrating it can be to have nothing available besides processed foods high in calories, sugar and fat. Your employees understand that too. They need the right tools and support to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here’s why company-wide wellness is important:
1) It encourages loyalty: Forty-four percent of employees eat healthier while working from home compared to being on-site, according to a survey by Robert Half International. The difference? Healthy foods are readily available in their fridges. When employees have easy on-site access to foods that support their diets, your company sends a message that it cares about its employees and takes an interest in their health. And employees who feel valued are more likely to stay with an organization long-term than those who don’t.
2) It increases productivity: It’s not a profound concept: When you feel well, you get more done. Healthy snacks energize workers throughout the day, instead of causing a temporary sugar rush then crash (we’ve all been there). For your business, improved health means fewer sick days and more finished projects, resulting in higher revenue.
3) It jump-starts other wellness initiatives: Adding healthy options to your company’s breakroom is only the first step in creating a wellness culture throughout your organization. Expand health initiatives to include wellness challenges, incentives and other programs that help your employees get in shape to keep your workforce strong and productive, and can help reduce benefits costs in the long run.
Not sure what to include in your breakroom? A Burch representative will guide you through the process with a free Micro-Market demo. Schedule it today.