Every business is run by its employees. The main heads can only take decisions and implement rules. Majority of tasks that are crucial to keep running your business is always done by your employees.
What happens if those employees of yours are unhappy?
They would stay dejected and depressed all the time, looking out for ways to exit this unhappy atmosphere. As a direct result, your productivity would greatly decrease. So, the onus is upon you to keep your employees happy.
And one of the best ways to do so is by keeping them healthy. When your employees stay healthy, they would stay happy. In general, the efficiency of an unhealthy employee is less. When they fall sick regularly, their mental health also takes a toll badly. And this would, in turn, affect your company.
If they are healthy, they will stay tension free, thereby increasing your company’s productivity. Now the question comes, how can you take care of the health of your employees. Since this is directly related to productivity of company, each company works on taking care of its employees’ well being.
Here are some ways you can ensure that.
Provide Health Insurance
One of the best ways you can keep your employees happy is to cover their health insurance. People fall ill very easily these days. And the number of accidents is also rising tremendously. So it makes great sense to cover your employees’ health insurance. This way, they would feel highly grateful towards you.
And happier the employee, better the productivity of your company. Plus with HIPAA training made mandatory in USA for health insurance employees, your own employees can stay assured of their data’s security.
I knew of a company which along with health insurance, also offered burial insurance for relatives of employees. It wasn’t free but heavily subsidized. So that is another good way to keep your employees happier.
There are numerous ways in which you can keep your employees happy. While being healthy ensures happiness, reverse is also true. If you stay happy all the time, you will fall sick very less. Because most of the sickness is caused due to depression and non happy working atmosphere. For that, you can
- Plan monthly outings
- Plan annual international outing
- Keep fun competitions monthly
- Keep a friendly, non serious work atmosphere
- Have lunch together in your company, and so on.
There are unlimited ways for you to explore if you decide upon taking this action into your strategy. Overall, taking care of the health of your employee will cause you great benefits.