When recession hits and times get tough, how do you react?
Is your first instinct to cut costs, “trimming the fat” to keep your business lean and future-proof?
… Do you consider your employee wellness programmes surplus to requirements?
I’d suggest you read on before you do anything rash – particularly if any of the below questions sound familiar:
1. “Surely my employees’ wellness isn’t high priority if the business is struggling?”
2. “How can I make sure the employee wellness message is popular?”
3. “Wouldn’t my people just prefer more money at the end of the month?”
4. “I will struggle to justify the extra investment”
5. “Should I really be investing in wellness?”
In tough times, employees need to be able to get past “survival mode” and manage stress effectively if they are to be productive. Staff wellness is a higher priority now than ever before for companies looking to motivate and retain their most experienced and highest performing employees. Consider where your business generates value, and how you would cope with a disengaged workforce, before cutting any spending on staff wellness.