Workplace Wellness Initiatives are a must in our current competitive job market. For a company to remain relevant in the hiring game you must have incentives available that make employees feel valued and invested in. Applicants work hard to stand out above all other candidates, and employers should as well. To attract the best of the best, your company needs a strong wellness initiative that includes more than just your average reward points or gym discount. The added value that your potential and current employees are looking for comes from long-lasting benefits, like the kind they can get from a strong ergonomics program.
How Can I Add Ergonomics to My Wellness Initiative?
We know what you’re thinking…ergonomics is costly, it will take too much of an investment. You’ll be happy to learn that this is not always the case. Sometimes a couple of minor changes to a workstation will make all the difference in how your employees feel. And, the good news is that you can learn to help employees make these types of changes.
With courses like our Essential Ergonomics Workshop, you can actually keep costs down by training a member of your team to become your ergonomics expert, empowering them to do your simple ergonomic evaluations in-house. How’s that for added value? Rather than setting up a consultation every time a new group of employees comes in, you’ve already got it covered.
How Does Ergonomics Impact Workplace Wellness?
Good ergonomics will impact how your team feels at work all day, every day. But, bad ergonomics like poor posture, inefficient positioning, and unhealthy work habits have a negative impact on your team’s health and can be detrimental to healthy living efforts. Poor ergonomics can lead to discomfort and pain which means more time spent at doctor visits, more time away from the office and more expenditures for your company. Pain might also keep people from participating in other wellness initiatives like going to the gym or can cause irritability, anxiety or depression.
Good ergonomic practices can help employees feel better, come to work happier and be more productive. An ergonomics program makes employees feel valued and makes it clear that the company cares about their well-being. The up-front cost is minimal in most cases, and definitely provides ROI when compared to the cost of poor ergonomics in the long run.
Our Essential Ergonomics Workshop Can Make All the Difference for Your Company
With an employee or manager who has taken part in our Essential Ergonomics Workshop, you are ahead of the game with ergonomic wellness! In-house evaluations and identification of risk factors early on can prevent injuries, time away from work and costly insurance increases. The ability to take care of ergonomic issues within the company also saves time. For most simple ergonomic adjustments, your office expert can take over. The need to call your ergonomics consultant every few weeks is eliminated with this awesome, hands-on workshop!
Contact Healthworks Ergonomics today if you are looking for an ergonomics consultant to evaluate your office or if you are interested in our in-house training.