With the holiday season upon us, it is time to start thinking about the best ways to give back to your employees. Of course, there are many options: gift cards, time off, bonuses or parties. But, what if you could give your employees something that would change how they feel every day all year ‘round? Go beyond the typical holiday offering, give a gift that will change their lives for the better.
Give the Gift of Ergonomics to Your Employees this Holiday Season
A well-developed ergonomics program is an excellent and unique way to show you care about the wellbeing of those that work for you. Good ergonomics fosters an environment in which your employees will feel more comfortable and productive. A comprehensive ergonomic plan provides a less physically taxing work environment and is a key factor in increasing happiness in the workplace.
Customizing a person’s environment to make it comfortable and pain-free is a science, though not as costly or time-consuming as you might think. When you consider how much time, energy and money we spend as a society getting comfortable at home, and factor in how much time most of us spend at work, it stands to reason that that creating an inviting space with appropriate equipment should be a priority at work as well.
According to OSHA, approximately 95 percent of an office employee’s day is spent in front of the computer. Additionally, musculoskeletal injuries due to poor workplace ergonomics are responsible for 34 percent of lost time due to workplace injuries and illnesses. That’s definitely nothing to sneeze at. It can be a frustrating cycle both for employers and employees and shows a trend toward a decrease in musculoskeletal health over time.
Having an employer who shows they care about their employee’s overall well-being makes all the difference and will make your company more attractive to new recruits. The increase in productivity creates value that you just can’t find with many other programs. With expert evaluations, training and program development, an employer can add immeasurable value to every position in their organization.
As the year comes to a close, take this opportunity to give the gift that keeps on giving and share an ergonomics program with your team! When someone sees you take the time and effort to make them comfortable at work, they will feel valued and become more productive.
Let Healthworks Ergonomics help you jumpstart a healthier, happier experience at your workplace for the New Year! We offer complete solutions for businesses, from evaluations to program implementation and training. Please contact us today for more information.