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Building a Safe and Healthy Environment for Your Employees
How Has Remote Work Affected Employees?
Since 2020 and even post-Covid-19, the global workforce has seen a dramatic shift to fully remote or hybrid jobs, which for some is great, but for others can create feelings of loneliness or a lack of motivation.
As an employer or even as a manager, having a team that is well supported and appreciated is vital for creating an environment that is safe and positive. With remote and hybrid work environments becoming all the rage after Covid-19, it’s even more crucial for employees to feel that their voices are heard in a mostly online, tech-heavy space.
If you’re looking for new ways to build a safer, healthier work environment for your employees, look no further! The corporate gift experts at Choose-Your-Gift are here to deliver you our best tips and suggestions for improving workplace culture and ensuring that your team is supported, happy, and productive.
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What is a Healthy Work Environment?
So, let’s begin by defining a healthy work environment. This will look different for each company, as the corporate standards and expectations differ with each business, however there are a few key foundations that make up a standard healthy work environment and they are:
Positive Mental Health Focus – when a company actively promotes apps, programs, and incentives that encourage employees to focus on their mental health, it sets the precedent for a comfortable and open workplace.
Zero Harassment Tolerance – Having a clear, zero tolerance for harassment policy tells employees that they are respected, heard, and safe.
Positive Affirmations – Having weekly or monthly positive recognitions for employees lets them know that their work is appreciated and recognized. According to a survey conducted by Nectar, 83% of employees agree that recognition positively affects their workplace motivation.
How to Improve Workplace Culture
Now that we know how impactful having a healthy workplace environment is, let’s take a look at a few tips for improving your workplace and setting your employees up for success!
Promote a Wellness Program
Having a company-wide wellness program dedicated to employees’ physical and mental health is a great way to promote a healthy work environment! We love quarterly challenges that get as many employees involved as possible. Think “30-minute walks for 30 days” or “one book a month” challenges; these can be as simple or complex as you’d like and really work well to bring employees and employers together.
Establish a Clear Work-Life Balance
One of the most important parts of creating a healthy work environment for employees is establishing a clear work-life balance. During 1:1s or weekly meeting with employees, make sure to discuss how their work-life balance is and if there’s anything you can do to support finding a more improved balance. This will not only help with their overall mental health, but with productivity, too.
Encourage a Safe, Open-Minded Environment
When your employees know they can come to you for advice, support, or simply to express their concerns, they’re often more likely to stay because they feel like their voice is heard. Making sure that your workplace is a safe and open-minded environment is one of our #1 recommendations for improving the workplace.
Introduce Safety Awards
You know what’s one thing no employee will ever complain about? More corporate gifts! We say the more, the merrier with corporate gifts and one of our personal favorites is safety awards. For employees or managers that aid in creating a happier, healthier work environment, we recommend providing safety awards that let them know their contribution is appreciated.
Elevate Your Workplace Today with Choose-Your-Gift!
Searching for the perfect corporate gift or safety award? Well, Choose-Your-Gift has you covered with over 40,000 brand name gifts in a variety of price points. With 20 gift levels from $25 to $5,000, there’s a gift for every occasion!
Simply choose a plan, find your gift, and get started today, boosting your workplace with fun, appropriate gifts that lets your team know you care.
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