In today’s workforce, people are becoming more aware of the importance of a good work-life balance. Employees aren’t computers. They can’t work non-stop. For an employee pushed too hard, burnout is common⁠, especially when their employer doesn’t consider their wellbeing.

We’ve all heard it before⁠—a happy worker is a productive worker! A safe, healthy, considered workforce benefits everybody. Regular employee health checks ensure your workers are feeling their best, while also identifying possible risks to other people in your workplace.

How can regular wellbeing checks support your workforce?

Remember, your employees are your most important asset. They need to know you respect the work they do, and that they’re supported. Conducting regular wellbeing checks tells your employees you care about their health.

Through consistent wellbeing checks, you can:

• Improve workplace productivity
• Improve overall company morale
• Support employees living with mental illness
• Improve corporate image
• Reduce instances of employee absenteeism
• Secure monetary benefits

How are wellbeing checks conducted?

During an employee wellbeing check, employees will undergo screenings for common conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Typically, they will have their blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar levels and body mass index checked. Service workers will also ask them to fill out a health questionnaire and record their general state of wellbeing in the workplace.

Do wellbeing checks consider mental health?

Like any other health problem, mental health conditions can have significant effects on an employee’s performance and happiness in the workplace. That’s why mental health checks are just as important as physical health checks.

Employers can support employees living with mental health conditions by promoting mental health days. Sometimes, sick days are vital for recovery, and recovering from mental health issues should be no exception.

The I’m Taking a Mental Health Day project was created to help erase the stigma surrounding mental health. Unfortunately, some employers still don’t see mental health as a real problem. This couldn’t be further from the truth. According to a report by news.com.au, approximately half of all Australians will experience mental health issues in their lifetime. It’s more common than you may think.

Interested in making working life better for your employees? Get involved with our project and start making a difference today.

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