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The whole employee approach cares for health of every kind

The whole employee matters. By considering your employees’ health, well-being AND performance, you’re acknowledging that one part of their lives affects every part. But why should you care? Let the numbers speak for themselves:

When employees believe employers cares about their health and well-being, they are...

38% more engaged

28% more likely to recommend their workplace

18% more likely to go the extra mile for the organization

17% more likely to be working there in one year

10x less likely to be hostile

You’re not alone if your wheels are turning. Just think about the ROI of increased engagement.

To help show your troops you care, we’ve got five perks and programs that address the whole employee

  • Cooking Classes: Bring in a local chef to teach your team to make healthy AND quick meals. Employees can rest easy at work knowing what they’ll whip up for dinner — making their lives easier and more productive.
  • Fun Runs: Round up your employees for an organized team run every Friday. You'll help build camaraderie and fitness.
  • Video Games: Once a week, turn lunch breaks into video-game hour, encouraging creativity and giving employees permission to play. Switch up the game every week, or create a monthlong challenge for intense competition. Eating lunch in the office doesn’t always feel like a break, but playing video games will!
  • Book club: Organize a monthly book club that meets during the work day. Choose a light read that stretches your team’s imagination beyond the office walls. Check out our fall reading list and other inspirational books as a good place to start.
  • Brown bag speaker series: Invite inspiring speakers who focus on the whole employee.  Possible topics include meditating, understanding how personality affects leadership styles and learning basic improv skills to improve communication.

Remember: Showing you care about the whole employee isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing. It’s important to invest in your employees’ health and well-being. It’s even more important to be culturally relevant to your company and employee population. That means a tech company might appreciate video games over lunch, but a running company may prefer organized runs. Pick something you think your employees would enjoy, and try it out!

Want to learn more, including 5 things you can do right now to boost engagement? Download our new e-book!

 In our new e-book learn:

  • What the “whole employee” means
  • Why employers must address the whole employee to drive sustained engagement
  • How any company can start driving sustained engagement today — five tips

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Read all of our posts in The Whole Employee series