Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness

In 2016 we lost 6.6million workdays and $1.51b due to employee absences according to the 2017 New Zealand Wellness in the Workplace survey. Workplace related stress was also reported to have increased by 23% since 2014.

Employers are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility to introduce preventative strategies to reduce risk. The payoffs for this are huge with increased productivity and workplace happiness and reduced sick days and staff turnover.

Implement a workplace wellness programme to allow your team to thrive and perform at their best.

A healthy workforce makes for a wealthy business

In May 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised ‘burnout’ as an occupational hazard that affects workplace performance.

The WHO defined burnout as “a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.  It is characterised by three dimensions:

  • Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
  • Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
  • Reduced professional efficacy.

Burnout refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.”

It’s obvious that a healthier workforce will make for a wealthier business.

Employers are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility to introduce preventative strategies to reduce risk. The payoffs for this are huge with increased productivity and workplace happiness and reduced sick days and staff turnover.

Focusing on employee health and wellbeing also raises employee engagement, creativity and innovation.

We can work together to devise a programme suited specifically to your workplace. Plans may include:

  • Holistic movement programmes;
  • Presentations on aspects of stress and energy management, behavioural change and functional wellness;
  • Epigenetic profiling and personalised health packages;
  • Adrenal dysfunction testing; and
  • Individualised action plans.

Wellbeing programmes within a business or corporate setting are tax deductible and Fringe Benefit Tax exempt thanks to IRD and Exercise NZ if you use the services of a SMEAEP Endorsed exercise provider.

Let's discuss how I can help your team be a happier, healthier unit that works more productively together.

I’ve got you covered nationwide.

More about the SMEAEP programme here