What does being a healthy business mean to your organization? How does it reflect your organization's values and business goals? Our company is just emerging from a very hectic startup phase, and the toll the stress of that takes on both individuals and the organization as a whole is apparent. Without our team we wouldn't get anywhere, so trying to get things back into a healthier balance for us is a priority of growing importance.
How has Health Links helped your organization build a culture of health and safety?
Health Links has introduced us to many resources, and working with them provides an opportunity to really consider the importance of implementing what we can to improve the health of our team. It’s been great. With a lot of competing priorities and no dedicated HR department, Health Links has given some structure to our worker wellness efforts, and has introduced us to many creative ideas about how we can increase wellness.
What changes have you seen among your employees, their families, and the surrounding community as a result of your program(s)?
The ways in which we support the broader community are only indirectly related to health and wellness, although it’s a part of our mission to bring people together and enable them to better connect with each other and their community. We have found that our employees have gotten to know each other better which has resulted in improved internal communications. Our employees also report having better awareness of healthy options available to them in our community and through small daily lifestyle changes.
What tips or pieces of advice would you give to a business looking to create a healthier, safer, and happier environment?
Take into account your employees’ opinions and input! Also, many health and safety initiatives are small and can be inexpensive, but also can have a big impact. It’s worth exploring your options!