A healthier, wealthier, small business workplace for 2011
Resolutions for a healthier, wealthier, small business workplace in 2011
❶ Introduce tailored Corporate Wellness Programmes An individual health programme provides independent professional advice, and practical help and support. This in turn protects the health of your staff, and therefore the health of your small business.
❷ Open the Channels of Communication Talking about workplace health concerns during regular team meetings and one-to-ones creates an open platform for communication. This will help resolve any issues before they affect your business’ productivity.
❸ Minimise Workplace Hazards and Health Risks It is up to employers to assess and manage health and safety risks at work. Accidents and ill health can ruin lives and damage business reputations and profits. We can give you access to the professionals that can assist.
❹ Learn how to keep your staff High staff turnover means unnecessary cost; loss of vital knowledge; disruption in productivity; and lowered morale in your workplace. Boost your employee retention by finding out how to keep your staff well, happy and motivated.
❺ Make use of external expertise We can offer you free access to occupational health professionals and experts to help you with any workplace health concerns.
❻ Introduce a Stress Risk Assessment Policy Potential stress is a serious health concern and employers have a responsibility to be aware the associated risks. We can guide you in putting an effective Stress Risk Assessment Policy in place.
❼ Read up on Mental Health issues It’s important that employers understand their responsibilities and liabilities with regard to mental health issues. By increasing knowledge, potential signs could be spotted before they begin to affect the team.
❽ Help a long-term sick employee back to work Health for Work can advise on how best to support someone in making the transition back to being a productive member of the team.
❾ Talk to Health for Work Finally, make Health for Work your free go-to service for help, information and guidance.
Heading Protect your bottom line: Remember: Health for Work Adviceline for Small Business 0800 0 77 88 44 Free, practical advice Your first step to a healthier business