Every June, Employee Wellness Month is celebrated across the U.S. It’s an opportunity for employers and organizations to enhance existing wellness programs and encourage their employees to take proactive steps for improved physical, mental and emotional well-being in the workplace.
To truly build a more resilient workforce in 2022 and beyond, employers should prioritize well-being, which is the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy. Well-being can be achieved when mind, body and sense of purpose lead to positive self-esteem and improved satisfaction both personally and professionally.
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Prioritize Holistic Well-being
A new research study from the Josh Bersin Company, The Definitive Guide for Wellbeing: The Healthy Organization, found companies that take a holistic approach to employee well-being see significant business benefits, including:
- 2.2 times more likely to exceed financial targets
- 2.8 times more likely to adapt well to change
- 3.2 times more likely to retain employees
Additionally, many workers place work-life balance and personal well-being at the top of their priority list when choosing to stay or leave an organization—so make sure you’re embracing Employee Wellness Month by appreciating the whole employee, 24/7/365.
Well-being is important for leaders like you, too. A recent survey shows burnout is on the rise, particularly among HR practitioners. To help you find small yet significant ways you can recharge, we’ve collected a few of our favorite well-being ideas into this handy Employee Wellness Month Calendar.
Looking for more ways to support the emotional well-being of all employees? Download our ebook and start creating opportunities that support belonging regardless of work location.