Why your company should be taking part in Workplace Wellbeing Day 2018.
This Friday, April 13th marks the fourth annual National Workplace Wellbeing Day where companies champion the health and wellbeing of their employees. The initiative was set up by IBEC and Food and Drink Ireland, with over 500 companies getting involved last year.
What is it all about?
According to Dermot Doherty, Project Manager FDI Health Initiative, the day offers companies a unique opportunity to showcase all of the wellness activities that they have put in place for their employees.
“As the first country in Europe to put in place a day devoted to workplace wellbeing, Ireland is truly leading the way and April 13th aims to showcase this.
Irish workplaces have changed dramatically over the past decade. We have seen dramatic shifts in the employment landscape and employers are now looking for new and innovative ways to attract and retain talent. Their employees wellbeing is the best way to ensure that they address this key point for their business.”
Workplace wellbeing initiatives are seen as key to retaining talent in 2018. Jennifer Davies from Captured HR explains how this can be anything from flexible hours to fitness programs. “These are proving to be worth the time and money. Identifying health & wellness as a key organisational priority means that employees feel that they are valued as individuals and are recognised as being more than just an employee – they are living, breathing human beings with a life outside of work.”
Top 10 Workplace Wellbeing Activities in Previous Years:
1. Lunchtime Mile (Walk, Jog, Run, Cycle)
2. Healthy eating initiatives
3. Fruit bowls
4. Mindfulness/yoga for staff
5. Health Screening
6. Nutrition talks
7. Promotion of bike to work scheme
8. Pilates Classes
9. Mental Health Talks
For more ideas on how your company can get involved on April 13th visit: