WHAT IS OUR HEALTHY STAFF PROGRAMME ALL ABOUT?
The Healthy Staff Programme has been developed based on scientific evidence concerning effective workplace health initiatives, as well as my own professional experience working with both small and large companies.
Working with individual employees - coaching them to take care of their own health and prioritise their well-being - improves their motivation, increases their productivity, and helps reduce sickness, resulting in an all-round happier state of being.
Through regular 1-to-1, personalised health coaching sessions, maximum impact can be made on an employee's health, and help them to sustainably improve their habits and well-being. Anyone and everyone - no matter their job title, their knowledge, their fitness level, or their finances - can get individualised health coaching at their workplace. This means your staff will not only become healthier and more energised at work: they will also value their employer and their company more.
Everybody is different - with different needs, different goals, and different backgrounds, thus an individual focus is called for, rather than a one-size-fits-all (or one-size-fits-nobody) approach. It's not just about the physical results either: a holistic approach gives equal priority to promoting good mental health and maximum benefit and resilience.
We could, like many other companies offer singular workshops, team-building experiences, or ‘health days’ - but the evidence is clear that on their own, these ideas don’t make sustainable differences to people's health.
That is why our personalised approach is needed in order to get your staff to new, healthier level.
WHY SHOULD YOU FOCUS ON HEALTH AT WORK?
The benefits for each employee are surprisingly extensive. There is strong scientific evidence showing how healthier employees have increased levels of levels, self-confidence, happiness at work, and even improved memory and cognition; For a business however, the main incentive comes down to 3 massive benefits:
A healthier workforce means:
Fewer days lost to sick leave
Enhanced company image
As a company, you are unfortunately fighting against growing rates of workplace-related issues such as stress and back pain, along with lifestyle diseases such as obesity, cancers and heart diseases:
1.5 million days off work due to stress-related sick leave - Stress Foreningen
80% of all Danes will at some point feel back pain - Rigshospitalet
Most common reasons for short term absence from work are minor illnesses, stress, and musculoskeletal problems (e.g. back pain) - Fit for Work
Most common reasons for long term absence from work are acute medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, stress, mental ill-health, and back pain - Fit for Work
51% of Danes are overweight or obese, putting them at a greater risk for many illness and conditions that can affect their work, compared to those of a healthier weight - European Commission, World Health Organisation.
A healthy lifestyle - including a good diet, regular exercise, proper sleep, and managed stress levels - is a crucial foundation for good health and avoiding many of these issues. Taking action to prevent these is an incredibly beneficial investment for your company and keeps your staff - your most valuable asset - healthy, productive, and motivated.
"For individuals, workplace health programs have the potential to impact an employee’s health, such as their health behaviors; health risks for disease; and current health status. For organizations, workplace health programs have the potential to impact areas such as health care costs, absenteeism, productivity, recruitment/retention, culture, and employee morale" - Center for Disease Control and prevention
“Companies benefit from Workplace Health Promotion because by working in an improved working environment, their employees are more healthy and better motivated. This consequently results in a reduction in sickness-related and other costs, a higher quality of products and services, more innovation and a rise in productivity. Workplace health promotion is also a prestige factor which helps to improve the public image of a company and makes it become more attractive as an employer” - European Network for Workplace Health Promotion
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It starts out with a meeting in person or on the phone, and discuss important factors such as company size and when is it best to launch this benefit.
I will then come to your workplace for a 30-45 minute launch-seminar for the whole company. The seminar discusses the importance of health at work, as well as the consequences of neglecting it. Together, we also look at installing good habits and informing the staff about this 'Healthy Staff' opportunity to talk with me and receive individual advice, and how they can participate in the programme.
We tailor a system that suits your company, allowing staff to easily meet with me for 1-to-1 health counseling sessions each month at your workplace. I use an online booking system, where staff can choose the best available time which fits into their work schedule.
By meeting at your workplace at a time which works for them, we provide your staff with an accessible and flexible system for improving and optimising their health.
In the beginning, and then again after some time working together, I send out surveys to measure the success of the programme. This anonymous survey helps us and you to see the impact being made and invites feedback - enabling the continuous improvement of a healthier workplace.
WHAT HAPPENS THEN?
As an employer or HR worker, there is very little you need to do once we have started with the 1-to-1 sessions, as I take care of the ongoing running of the programme.
It’s all designed to work for and with your staff and your work, meaning the concept remains simple but effective!
Health Works can also offer companies consultancy, specifically regarding healthy workplace environments and other ways to improve the wellbeing of your employees such as:
Personal training for staff
Small or large group training
Workshops and other focussed health events